First Photo: Cruz Is Donatella In “Versace”

The first official image is out of Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace in the upcoming FX limited series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” which airs in 2018.

EW premiered the shot from the mini-series from the Emmy Award-winning team behind “The People v. O.J. Simpson” including executive producer Ryan Murphy.

The series deals with the murder of famed designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) and the hands of young serial killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss). Donatella took control of her brother’s fashion house after Gianni’s murder in 1997.

The shot here is taken by the pool at Villa Casa Casuarina, the Miami Beach mansion where Gianni lived and was killed. Part of the project was filmed at the villa, which today features a restaurant and suites.

Ricky Martin also stars as Gianni’s long-term partner Antonio D’Amico. “Versace” is slated to premiere sometime in 2018.