Lady Gaga to play Donatella Versace in Versace/Cunanan: American Crime Story

By Eva Magno / 2016.11.07
Singer Lady Gaga won Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film for "American Horror Story: Hotel" during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 10 in Beverly Hills, California.

It seems like Lady Gaga is up again for another Golden Globes as she has been casted to play the role of Donatella Versace in the Versace/Cunanan: American Crime Story Season3, which will explore the real story behind Gianni Versace's untimely death.

Lady Gaga teams up again with Ryan Murphy, the executive producer of the award winning show American Crime Story. After the singer/songwriter's fan applauded and critically acclaimed performances on AHS: Hotel, which made her nab the Golden Globes for Best Actress in a Limited Series, and American Horror Story: Roanoke, she will take on another challenging role - playing as her personal friend, Donatella Versace, Harpers Bazaar reported.

The highly anticipated season will follow the story of the death of renowned fashion designer Gianni Versace, Donatella's brother, who was gunned down outside his Miami house by psychopath Andrew Cunanan. Cunanan committed suicide eight days after the incident with the same gun he used to kill Gianni.

It was unclear why of all the people outside enjoying the sun that fateful day Cunanan chose Gianni. It was one of the most controversial cases in criminal history not only in America but also the entire world. What also remained unsolved was the fact that Cunanan murdered five other people over the span of three months before he shot Versace to death. This is what American Crime Story will explore, Rolling Stone reported.

Donatella Versace, who took over the reins of the fashion empire after her brother's death, is a very close friend of Lady Gaga. They have history that was documented by cameras over the past few years. The singer starred in Versace's Spring 2014 ad. They have also walked down red carpets hand in hand together. Moreover, Mother Monster has dedicated a full song to her in the "Artpop" album, which was titled after her moniker "Donatella".

 When the news broke that American Crime Story will dedicate a ten-episode season to Gianni Versace, the Millan-based fashion house said that it should only be depicted by viewers as fictitious as it was neither approved or commission by the global brand.

The plot of the story will be based on Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth's book entitled Vulgar Favors.

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