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[08/20/13 - 04:42 PM]
Emmy & Tony Award Winner Donna Murphy Added to Cast of Lifetime's "House of Versace"
Murphy will portray Maria, the loved and trusted head seamstress who has been with Versace from the start.

[08/15/13 - 01:21 PM]
Gina Gershon to Star in Lifetime Original Movie "House of Versace"
Raquel Welch, Enrico Colantoni and Colm Feore also star in project, which premieres Saturday, October 5 at 8:00/7:00c.







HOUSE OF VERSACE (LIFETIME)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/5/13
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series in the can
DESCRIPTION:
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2013) Gina Gershon (Bound, Rescue Me), screen icon and Golden Globe(R) Award-winner Raquel Welch (The Three Musketeers, Legally Blonde), Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars, Just Shoot Me) and Colm Feore (The Chronicles of Riddick, Thor) stars 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. 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Colm Feore as Santo
· Donna Murphy as Maria
· Enrico Colantoni as Gianni Versace
· Gina Gershon as Donatella Versace
· Raquel Welch as Aunt Lucia
CREW INFORMATION:
· Fernando Szew as EP
· Rama Stagner as WRTR
· Ric Nish as PROD
· Robyn Snyder as EP
· Ronald Gilbert as EP
· Sara Sugarman as DIR
GENRE(S):
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· MarVista Entertainment
· R&R Productions