Updated: 16/08/2013 14:25 | By pa.press.net

Raquel Welch for House Of Versace

Raquel Welch has a role in a new TV movie about Donatella Versace


Raquel Welch has a role in a new TV movie about Donatella Versace

Raquel Welch has a role in a new TV movie about Donatella Versace

Raquel Welch and Gina Gershon have been signed up to star in a TV movie about Donatella Versace.

House Of Versace will follow the Italian fashion designer's story, as she became heard of the fashion empire following her brother Gianni's murder in 1997.

Killer Joe star Gina will play Donatella and Raquel will play her aunt Lucia, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Veronica Mars actor Enrico Colantoni will play Gianni Versace and Thor's Colm Feore will play their brother, Santo.

Lifetime's original movie is based on Wall Street Journal reporter Deborah Ball's book House Of Versace: The Untold Story Of Genius, Murder And Survival.

It will look at how Donatella faced harsh criticism when she took over the fashion house, fell victim to drug addiction and the near bankruptcy of the company.

With the help of her family, including daughter Allegra, Aunt Lucia and brother Santo, she entered rehab and returned to reboost the Versace brand with her own vision and build it into one of the most powerful and influential fashion houses.

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