For those who, like us, are used to see Penelope Cruz as the stunning, dark-haired cinema bombshell this might come as a mild surprise. However, there it is: Cruz is set to play Donatella Versace in the upcoming production of American Crime Story, and the sneak peek released just shows how she can definitely pull off platinum blonde as well as a signature Versace shocking pink gown.
The role initially went to Lady Gaga, who later dropped out due to a very busy schedule. The installment of the series will cover the murder of Gianni Versace and is in the works together with one concerning Hurricane Katrina. American Crime Story has already kept us glued to our seats with their The People v. O.J. Simpson chapter. Unsurprisingly, the director, Ryan Murphy, is the same from American Horror Story (and many, successful others). I hope you are ready for this. You can also follow Penelope Cruz on Instagram in the hope for some more sneak peeks, of course.