Lady Gaga Will Not Play Donatella Versace In ‘American Crime Story’

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UPDATE // JANUAR 12, 2017:

Everything we thought we knew... is a lie. Turns out Lady Gaga will not play the role of Donatella Versace in the next season of American Crime Story, THR reports.

Adding insult to injury, the series will not premier until 2018.

From THR:

Confirming what many have suggested for a while, Katrina: American Crime Story won't premiere until roughly two years after its zeitgeist-ing predecessor, The People v. O.J. Simpson. In fact production schedules will make it such that the third Crime Story, which will tell the story of designer Gianni Versace's infamous 1997 murder, will premiere very quickly on Katrina's heels. "They're going to have a long hiatus and then we're going to get back on cycle," said Landgraf. "They're going to air within like six months of each other." The immediate hold-up for Katrina, per Landgraf, is the limited time when its possible to shoot in New Orleans — difficult to insure during hurricane season. Lack of enthusiasm is not to blame for the delay. "It's not a lurid true-crime series," he said. "We have really high ambitions for this franchise." (Speaking of Crime Story, Murphy told reporters later on Monday morning that Lady Gaga will not be tackling the role of Donatella Versace, as some had suggested.)

Gaga will, however, star in Bradley Cooper's remake of A Star Is Born, which is set to premiere in September, 2018.


EARLIER // NOVEMBER 4, 2016:

Fashion! Looking good and feeling fine.

Lady Gaga has toned down her Haus of Gaga fashion while promoting Joanne, but she'll reconnect with her love of the material world when she plays Donatella Versace in the upcoming third season of American Crime Story, Us Weekly reports.

FX's 10-episode installment centers around the murder of designer Gianni Versace at his Miami Beach home by serial killer Andrew Cunanan in July 1997. According to Us, "Versace/Cunanan: American Crime Story will air after the second season of the anthology, set to focus on Hurricane Katrina. Both seasons begin filming in early 2017."

The show's executive producer, Ryan Murphy, famously enlisted Mother Monster for two seasons of American Horror Story.

No premiere date for the season has been announced yet.



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