The House of Gucci is one of those movies you simply have to see. For a start – it’s directed by Ridley Scott so enough said – it’s going to be good. Then there’s the star-studded cast which includes just about everyone but let’s start with – Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Salma Hayek and Al Pacino. If that’s not a who’s who of Hollywood movies then we don’t know what is!
The first trailer for The House of Gucci is here and yes – it looks amazing. Sure, it won’t be in cinemas until the 25th of November but this is one movie worth waiting for. Inspired by the shocking true story about the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci, the movie is based on the book titled The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden. The screenplay is by Becky Johnston and Roberto Bentivegna.
The story spans three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge – and ultimately murder. We get to see what the name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control of it. Blondie’s Heart of Glass provides the soundtrack for the trailer. We see the Gucci fashion shows, the couple’s wedding and wild nights at the disco which are all part of the drama leading up to the murder.
Gaga plays socialite, Patrizia Reggiani, Maurizio’s ex-wife who was tried and convicted of orchestrating his murder after he left her for a younger woman. She served 18 years in prison, where she gained the nickname Black Widow, before being released in 2016.
“I don’t consider myself to be a particularly ethical person,” says Gaga as Patrizia, “but I am fair.”
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