The Lifetime Network is set to premiere the much talked about “House of Versace” movie on Saturday (8pm EST), so we expected to hear from the epytomuous label sooner than later. In a statement given to WWD the Italian company said, “Versace has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV movie about Mrs. Versace.”
In the film Gina Gershon plays an uuber blonde, thick accented Donatella from the time of brother, Gianni’s death in 1997 until present day. Everything from her relationship with her brother to coke addiction is touched upon, which are probably all things the designer would like to leave in the past.
We will say the Gershon was very honored to get the role and probably did her best to portray Donatella in the most truthful light. Then again, it’s Hollywood. We’ll see.