The first set photos have now emerged from director Ridley Scott’s upcoming crime drama, which will reportedly be called House of Gucci, with the behind-the-scenes footage giving us our first look at Adam Driver and Lady Gaga in character. Gucci house is currently filming in Italy, with Driver starring as the boss of Italian fashion house Maurizio Gucci, while Lady Gaga will play his ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani. While these images don’t give away too much, they certainly hint at the extravagant production, locations and costumes that are sure to bring this ridiculously dramatic true story to life.
Lady Gaga returning to the big screen for the first time since her Oscar-nominated performance in Bradley Cooper’s Awards darling A star was born in 2018 Gucci house finds the singer and actress starring as Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci (Driver), who was tried and convicted of orchestrating the murder of the fashion icon on the steps of his office in 1995. The trial quickly became a media sensation, revealing that after 12 years of marriage and two children, Gucci had decided to leave Reggiani for another woman.
During this time, Patrizia Reggiani was diagnosed with a brain tumor, blaming her children for her actions and murder plan. Reggiani was dubbed the “Black Widow” by the press and was sentenced to 29 years, although her sentence was reduced after a successful appeal because her brain tumor affected her behavior. Reggiani was in prison for 18 years before he was released in 2016.
Adam Driver and Lady Gaga are just another of the names attached to the project, which has produced the kind of ensemble that dreams and cinematic classics are made of. Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons recently joined the film, taking over from a previously attached Robert De Niro as Maurizio Gucci’s father Rodolfo Gucci. Academy Award winners Jared Leto and Al Pacino are also on board as Paolo Gucci and Aldo Gucci respectively, and Jack Huston and Reeve Carney will also be appearing.
Gucci house has been a sought-after project since its conception, with Netflix and other streaming platforms fighting to team up with director Ridley Scott to have the film made. Giannina Scott will be producing the film with husband Ridley through the couple’s Scott Free banner and has previously discussed the importance of the passion project for both her and Scott. “This project has long been a labor of love for both Ridley and me,” she said of the film. “The story is so epic, the stakes so high and the characters so richly drawn that we were determined to bring it to the big screen. To say that we are thrilled to be working with Mike De Luca and his brilliant film group at MGM is an understatement. We can’t wait to see this come to life next year. ”
Gucci house comes courtesy of MGM and Gladiator director Ridley Scott, with the film that will be based on the book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden. The adaptation will be written by Roberto Bentivegna and produced by Scott with Scott Free Productions, Giannina Scott and Kevin Walsh. Gucci house is scheduled for release in the United States on November 24, 2021. This comes from Twitter user The Adam Driver Files.