As reported late last year, Lady Gaga will star in Gucci, a new police drama about the murder of the Gucci family.
Starring Blade Runner director Ridley Scott, the movie was only acquired by MGM and has an official release date of November 24, 2023, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lady Gaga is expected to play the role of Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci.
Guizcio Gucci’s son and grandson, Maurizio Rodolfo Gucci, was the original founder of the Gucci dynasty and fashion house. In 1995 Maurizio was murdered by a hitman who is believed to have been hired by Reggiani. Reggiani was later convicted of organizing the murder of her own husband and served a sentence of almost 20 years behind bars before being released in 2016.
The Gucci script comes from Roberto Bentivegna and is said to be based on the 2001 Sarah Gay Forden book, The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor, and Greed.
A summary of that title says:
Patrizia Reggiani murdered her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, in 1995, because her expenses were so out of control? Did he do this because his glamorous ex was preparing to marry his lover, Paola Franchi? Or is there a possibility that he is not there?
In this entertaining tale of the ascension, final collapse, and revival of the Gucci dynasty, Sarah Gay Forden takes us behind the scenes of the trial and exposes the emotions, strengths, and weaknesses of the greatest fashion family of our time.
According to the sources
MGM “beat Netflix and at least one other dreamer” for Gucci. Because of the opportunity provided to Scott for a theatrical release, “MGM won in part. Scott who is going to produce the film with his wife Giannina for Scott.”
Gucci will mark Lady Gaga’s return to the big screen after her Oscar-nominated performance in A Star. Outside of the film, pop singer One World: Together at Home is a star-studded coronavirus relief fundraiser that airs on April 18. Lady Gaga still intends to release the new album Chromatica this year, although it has been delayed due to an epidemic.