Lady Gaga was born this way ... and by born this way we mean born to play Donatella Versace in a hard-hitting crime anthology series created by Ryan Murphy.
It looks like everyone’s collective gay dream might come true, because US Weekly is reporting that Gaga has been tapped to play the legendary couture designer in the third installment of “American Crime Story.” The 10-episode season will reportedly cover the 1997 murder of Gianni Versace, Donatella’s beloved brother, at the hands of notorious serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
In an emailed response to The Huffington Post, a representative for FX said “no casting deals have been done yet,” but a source reportedly confirmed to US Weekly that Gaga is all in.
Murphy even hinted at her casting during Entertainment Weekly‘s PopFest in October, agreeing that Gaga would be “the perfect Donatella.”
“Ya think?” Murphy reportedly told the crowd with a grin, according to EW.
The second season of “American Crime Story,” which is set to tackle the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, hasn’t even aired yet, but FX is already developing the tentatively titled third season, “Versace/Cunanan: American Crime Story,” because of the overwhelmingly positive response to the pilot script, Deadline reported in October.
If the rumors are true, then all award shows in the near future can be suspended because if Gaga won a Golden Globe for playing an orgy-loving, hotel-owning vampire, then you can bet the Emmy elves are already carving her name on the statue.
Versace and the pop star have been friends for years, appearing regularly together on the red carpet and beyond. Gaga even wrote a song called “Donatella” on her fourth album, “Artpop,” which was criminally underrated and highly deserving of a second listen.
Oh and if you haven’t heard, they’re both Italian.