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Make no mistake, Ryan Murphy’s Versace: American Crime Story will be as big as OJ’s. The series will chronicle the 1997 assassination of famed designer Gianni Versace who was shot dead by a stalker in Miami. Recently, it was revealed Penelope Cruz would play Gianni’s grieving sister and successor to the atelier, Donatella. Now, pictures of Cruz donning a platinum blonde wig on location at the Versace mansion in Miami have been released. 

The Oscar winner looks startlingly similar to the real Donatella – right down to the pursed lips and shape of her mouth. Early punters had Lady Gaga as a possible casting but Cruz was quickly announced soon-after. She joins Ricky Martin (seen below) who plays Gianni’s partner Antonio D’Amico and Darren Criss who plays serial killer Andrew Cunanan (Murphy and Criss met on the set of Glee.)

What do you think of this casting? 

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Donatella and Gianni Versace in 1995 two years prior to his murder
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thoughts?