The murder of Gianni Versace continues to captivate the attention of people around the world. The famous fashion designer was shot dead on July 15, 1997, outside his mansion in Miami Beach, Florida. His killer, Andrew Cunanan, committed suicide just days later.
The murder and its aftermath have been the subject of numerous books, documentaries, and TV shows. But what about a movie? Is there a movie about Versace’s death?
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
In 2018, the FX network aired “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” a limited television series that explored the events leading up to and following Versace’s murder. The show starred Edgar Ramirez as Gianni Versace, Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan, Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace, and Ricky Martin as Antonio D’Amico.
The series was based on Maureen Orth’s book “Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History.”
It received critical acclaim for its performances and storytelling. However, it wasn’t a movie but rather an eight-episode show.
Other films about Gianni Versace
While “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” may be the most high-profile production about his death to date – it wasn’t the only one.
In 2013 Lifetime released a TV film titled “House of Versace.” It starred Gina Gershon as Donatella and looked at her struggles with addiction after her brother’s death.
Similarly in 1998 director Menahem Golan released “The Versace Murder.” It starred Franco Nero as Gianni and looked at his life leading up to his untimely demise.
Another film titled ‘Versace’ is set to release in 2021, which will be directed by actor and filmmaker Gia Coppola. The movie will be based on Deborah Ball’s book, “House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival.”
So, while there isn’t a single movie about Versace’s death, there have been films and TV shows that have explored this tragic event. From “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” to the upcoming film ‘Versace,’ viewers interested in the story of Gianni Versace and his untimely death have plenty of options.