The movie is being produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Scott Free Productions. Salma Hayek will be joining the star-studded cast for House of Gucci which includes big industry names like Jared Leto, Adam Driver, Lady Gaga, Al Pacino and so on.
Producer Giannina Scott had this to say about Hayek ‘s addition to the movie-
“So happy to have my good buddy Salma join our wonderful cast, I’ve been talking with her about this Gucci project for 20 years. Now it’s happening and she is a part of it. Rid and I are thrilled.”
Salma Hayek has been cast to play the role of Pina Auriemma, a clairvoyant friend of “Black Widow” Patrizia Reggiani, played by popstar Lady Gaga.
What is Ridley Scott’s new movie, House of Gucci, about?
House of Gucci’s plot narrates the role of Lady Gaga’s character Patrizia Reggiani, whose successful attempt at orchestrating the death of her husband, former head of Gucci fashion house, Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) through assassination led to her conviction and was sentenced to 26 years in prison after her eventual trial in 1998.
The movie is set to be directed by legendary director Ridley Scott, who’s notable works include directing Alien (1979), the cult classic dystopian movie Blade Runner (1982) and also the historical drama film Gladiator (2000).
Scott was originally approached for the movie in June 2006, with Andrea Berloff writing the script. The movie underwent directorial changes with Scott’s daughter replacing him on director duty in 2012, which was then passed down to Wong Kar-Wai in 2016. However, Ridley Scott once again got the role of the director in 2019 with Roberto Bentivegna writing the script.
The movie is still in the pre-production phase and the shooting has already started with several scenes already being filmed in early March.
House of Gucci is expected to release in the United States on November 24, 2021. It’s theatrical release will be accompanied by its release on the streaming platform Paramount+.