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Great news: The House of Versace Lifetime movie is happening. And if there weren't enough key words in that sentence to set the exclamations off in your head, see above for actress Gina Gershon's Donatella makeover. And if that's still not exciting enough for you, here's the Hollywood Reporter synopsis of the made-for-TV movie:
The telepic is based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball's book House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival and centers on Donatella (Gershon), who after her brother's slaying is thrust into the spotlight as head designer of his fashion empire. At first ridiculed by critics worldwide, Donatella falls victim to drug addiction and nearly bankrupts the company. With the help of her family, including daughter Allegra, Aunt Lucia (Raquel Welch) and brother Santo (Colm Feore), she enters rehab to confront her demons and soon comes back stronger than ever to reignite the beloved Versace brand with her own vision and build one of the most powerful and influential fashion houses ever known.Heck yes, we'll be watching come October 5. If you want to read some book excerpts, here's one and here's one.
· Gina Gershon Transforms Into Donatella Versace [THR]
· Christopher Kane Leaves Versus [Racked]
· Versace's Spring Campaign Was "Not an Easy Feat" [Racked]