The life of Donatella Versace, according to The Hollywood Reporter
, is going to be chronicled in a TV biopic.
Titled 'House of Versace', the film will focus on Donatella's turbulent times after her brother Gianni's murder, when she was suddenly thrust into the fashion spotlight as the brand's creative director.
The biopic will be based on Deborah Ball's book 'House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival'. The plot includes her brother's death, drug problems, a period in rehab and a departure as she overcame addiction to revive Versace as a fashion powerhouse.
Actress Gina Gershon
will play the role of Donatella, while Raquel Welch stars as her Aunt Lucia, and Enrico Colantomi as Gianni.