After the 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versaci, his sister Donatella took over operations of the designer’s empire. Now, a made for TV movie is being made on Donatella’s life and Raquel Welch will play her aunt Lucia. Titled House of Versace, the story will focus on Donatella after Gianni’e death and how she was thrust into the spotlight as the head designer for the fashion label. Donatella becomes addicted to drugs and nearly bankrupt’s the company. Welch’s character helps Donatella overcome her problems and lead the brand to be one of the most powerful fashion houses. The film is set to star Gina Gershon as Donatella Versace and Enrico Colantoni as Gianni Versace.
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