EW just released the first photo of Penélope Cruz as Donatella Versace in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, and it’s fake-tan, bleach-fried ends, acrylic French tips, “I’ll cut you” perfection.
Cruz portrays the fashion icon in the upcoming third season of Ryan Murphy’s (American Horror Story) American Crime Story. In the first-look image, she poses next to the pool at Villa Casa Casuarina, the site of Gianni (Donatella’s brother) Versace’s murder. Dressed in a Barbie pink gown and bookmarked by chiseled men in Speedos, Cruz is a perfect replica of the OG queen of the smoky eye, Donatella.
The miniseries explores Gianni’s tragic 1997 homicide and Donatella’s decision to take over the family’s successful fashion house following his death. Other stars include Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan (Gianni’s serial killer murderer), Edgar Ramirez as Gianni and Ricky Martin as Gianni’s partner, Antonio D’Amico.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace is set to air in 2018 on FX.