Penélope Cruz is Donatella Versace in 'Versace: American Crime Story'

She'll take on the role of Donatella Versace in FX's Ryan Murphy anthology

Anthony Harvey Getty Images Karwai Tang WireImage Penelope Cruz left and Donatella Versace

While the Hurricane Katrina-centric follow-up iteration to Murphy's acclaimed 2016 FX anthology series American Crime Story is circling a premiere date, the 2018-set third iteration has just procured an Oscar victor to play its central character in Penélope Cruz. Cruz will star alongside Édgar Ramírez as Gianni Versace and Glee alum Darren Criss as his killer, Andrew Cunanan.

Gianna Versace was gunned down on the steps of his Miami mansion in July 1997 after being stalked by serial killer. The FX miniseries is based on the book Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth.

Murphy is also behind "American Horror Story", which will offer a seventh installment this year.

Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz will take on the coveted role of Donatella Versace in the third installment of American Crime Story, FX announced Monday.

Move over, Lady Gaga! American Crime Story has found its star for Versace: American Crime Story. The second season, which will focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina will alternate filming with Versace and also air in 2018. Her credits include her 2009 Academy Award-winning supporting role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona as well as Oscar-nominated performances in Nine and Volver.

The first series, The People V OJ Simpson, aired past year and picked up accolades at the Golden Globes and the Emmys.

The exponentially expanding array of prestige anthology television from Ryan Murphy is already deep into far-ahead plans, judging by the latest cast acquisition. She just finished filming Murder on the Orient Express. In 2018, look for her and Edgar Ramirez to share the screen yet again in the feature film Love Child.

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