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Penelope Cruz to play Donatella Versace on TV show

IANS | Los Angeles |

Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz will portray fashion icon Donatella Versace in director Ryan Murphys upcoming anthology TV series Versace: American Crime Story.

Cruz will join the third series of Murphy's anthology, which began with The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story in 2016 and the forthcoming second season that will focus on the story of Hurricane Katrina, reports

Versace: American Crime Story will focus on the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace, who will be played by Edgar Ramirez, and his killer Andrew Cunanan played by Darren Criss.

The series will be based on writer Maureen Orth's book Vulgar Favors and is expected to air in early 2018. 

Murphy has also confirmed season four of "American Crime Story" that will focus on TV personality Monica Lewinsky's affair with former US President Bill Clinton.