Lady Gaga and Donatella Versace at the Paris Fashion Week a couple of years ago Image: Getty
All hail Mother Monster, the all-rounder queen that she is. You know she's got great acting chops, and now Lady Gaga is all geared up to play fashion designer Donatella Versace in the upcoming third season of American Crime Story. The 10-episode instalment of the drama focuses on the murder of Donatella's brother and the brand's founder, Gianni Versace, at his Miami beach home by serial killer Andrew Cunanan in 1997.
A source confirmed the news of casting to usmagazine.com. "Versace/Cunanan: American Crime Story will air after the second season of the anthology, set to focus on Hurricane Katrina. Both seasons will begin filming in early 2017."
Ryan Murphy, for whom Gaga's given a Golden Globe-winning performance on American Horror Story: Hotel, is the executive producer of the show. She is also featured on the current series of that programme, which is subtitled Roanoke. Murphy hinted at the casting during a panel in late October. When the panel moderator suggested that Gaga would be "the perfect Donatella," Murphy said, "Ya think?" with a grin.
The second season of the show will air in India soon on Star World Premiere HD. Get get to grab your bag of popcorn.