Photo Flash: First Look at Gina Gershon as Donatella Versace in New Lifetime Movie
Gina Gershon, screen icon and Golden Globe Award-winner Raquel Welch, Enrico Colantoni and Colm Feore star in the Lifetime Original Movie House of Versace, chronicling Donatella Versace's (Gershon) inspiring triumph over tragedy by carrying on her brother's powerful legacy after his 1997 slaying. House of Versace will premiere on Saturday, October 5, at 8:00 pm ET/PT. Today, the network unveiled the first glimpe of Gershon as the famed fashionista - check it out below!
Based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball's widely-read book House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival, the movie brings to light the story of Donatella, who, following the brazen murder of her brother, world-renowned designer Gianni Versace (Colantoni) at the height of his success, is suddenly 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 (Welch) and brother Santo (Feore), she enters rehab to confront her demons and soon comes back stronger than ever to re-ignite the beloved Versace brand with her own vision and builds one of the most powerful and influential fashion houses ever known.
Gershon is a film, television and stage actress, singer and author, best known for her roles in the films Killer Joe, Bound, Showgirls, Face/Off, The Insider and P.S. I Love You and supporting roles in television's Rescue Me on FX and How to Make It in America for HBO. She has appeared on Broadway numerous times, including the role of Sally Bowles in the revival of Cabaret, in the revival of Boeing-Boeing and Bye Bye Birdie.
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