Set in 1995, House of Gucci depicts the events and aftermath of the murder of Maurizio Gucci, Italian businessman and head of the fashion house Gucci, by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani.
“It was a name that sounded so sweet, so seductive, synonymous with wealth, style, power, but that name was a curse too,” says Gaga’s Reggiani in a voiceover opening the trailer that gives a glimpse into the lives of the Italian fashion family. “I don’t consider myself to be a particularly ethical person,” Gaga adds to the tune of “Heart Of Glass” by Blondie. “But I am fair.”
Reggiani was in real life convicted of orchestrating the assassination of Maurizio, her ex-husband and head of the Gucci fashion house after he had an affair. She was put behind bars for 18 years where she became known as the “Black Widow,” before being released in 2016. The film, directed by Ridley Scott, follows the assassination of Maurizio Gucci as well as the downfall of the Gucci fashion empire.
The stellar cast includes Academy Award-winners Lady Gaga, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino, and Academy Award nominees Adam Driver, and Salma Hayek.
House Of Gucci is scripted by Becky Johnston and Roberto Bentivegna and is based on The House Of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed, a 2001 book by Sara Gay Forden.
With House of Gucci, Lady Gaga is returning to the big screen after her Oscar-nominated performance in Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born. And boy she is owning the screen like a boss.
The official House of Gucci trailer shows off Lady Gaga’s Italian accent in full force.
Gaga shared an official poster for the production on Instagram, featuring herself in costume, wearing glamorous all-black attire, a veil, and deep-red lipstick.
A poster featuring Adam Driver was released too.
According to CEO Marco Bizzarri, Gucci cooperated with the production and allowed them complete access to their archives for that too-die-for wardrobe.
While we are excited to know more about the story, Patricia Gucci, Maurizio Gucci’s second cousin, told The Associated Press that the family were “truly disappointed” by the film.
“I speak on behalf of the family,’’ Gucci said to the outlet. “They are stealing the identity of a family to make a profit, to increase the income of the Hollywood system….Our family has an identity, privacy. We can talk about everything. but there is a borderline that cannot be crossed.”
The film arrives in theaters on November 24th.