On the morning of March 27, 1995, Maurizio Gucci was shot dead as he entered his office. His ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani, was accused of ordering the murder. They are played by Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”) and Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”) in the Ridley Scott movie. But “Gucci House” is more than this one scandal.
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The script of Ridley Scott’s film was based on the book by Sara Gay Forden, “The House of Gucci. The Power of Fashion, the Madness of Money, the Bitterness of Fall”, describing a three-generation story of success and family feuds. Of course, the script writer Roberto Bentivegna focused primarily on the plot of Patrizzi Reggiani.
Patrizia Reggiani was married to the heir to the Gucci fortune for nearly two decades, and had two children with him. After 12 years of marriage, Maurizio stated that he was going on a business trip and never returned home. Patrizia ordered his murder many years later and was sentenced to 29 years in prison for it. The children defended her, blaming her for a brain tumor that had been removed three years before Gucci’s murder. Called the Black Widow during the trial, she spent 18 years in prison; she was released early in 2016.
Al Pacino will star in Scott’s film as Aldo Gucci, Jared Leto will be practically unrecognizable as Paolo Gucci, and Jeremy Irons will play Rodolfo Gucci. Also in the cast is Salma Hayek.
This year we can also expect the premiere of “The Last Duel” – this is the second film in which Ridley Scott has engaged Adam Driver. The chivalrous story will also feature Jodie Comer, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck – the latter two are the co-authors of the script.