The film duo’s first project together features a murder, a trial and a whole lot of incredible fashion as it tells the story behind the infamous Gucci killing-for-hire plot.
One year into lockdown and Lady Gaga is giving us a fashionable reason to keep going. It’s been three years since her Oscar-winning performance in A Star Is Born, and she’s headed back to the big screen alongside Adam Driver for a juicy Italian murder mystery, set against the backdrop of the glamorous Gucci family life, called House of Gucci.
The film follows the story of Patrizia Reggiano, Maurizio Gucci’s ex-wife, who plotted to kill her husband Maurizio Gucci, the grandson of fashion designer Guccio Gucci and heir to the fashion house. Here, everything we know so far about the 2021 film, out this winter.
When will House of Gucci be released?
The murder mystery is set to be released on November 24, according to its IMDB page. While many film release dates have been pushed back because of COVID-19, the on-time release of this one seems promising, given they’re clearly still in production. The film drops right around the fashion house’s 100th anniversary.
Is there a House of Gucci trailer yet?
While there’s no trailer released yet, we’re crossing our fingers for one in the summer.
Who is starring in House of Gucci?
The film is stacked with other big names aside from Lady Gaga (Patrizia Reggiani) and Adam Driver (Maurizio Gucci). Jared Leto will be staring as Paolo Gucci, the former vice-president and managing director of both Gucci Shops Inc. and Gucci Parfums of America. Al Pacino will play Guccio Gucci’s eldest son Aldo Gucci, who was the chairman of Gucci Shops Inc. from 1953 to 1986.
Florence Andrews and Jeremy Irons will star as Jenny and Rodolfo Gucci, respectively, while Camille Cottin will play Paola Franchi, girlfriend to Maurizio. Youssef Kerkour, of the Netflix series Marcella and Sex Education, will play Nemir Kirdar, an Iraqi businessman and financier who founded a private equity firm that once owned Gucci, among other big names like Tiffany and Co. and Saks Fifth Avenue.
At one point pre-production, both Penelope Cruz and Margot Robbie were in the running to play Patrizia, while Leonardo DiCaprio was once rumoured to star as Maurizio.
Is House of Gucci based on a true story?
The screenplay is based on the 2001 book House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sarah G. Forden. An Italian fashion journalist for more than 15 years, Forden chronicles the gripping story of the ascent, collapse and resurrection of the Gucci dynasty, taking readers behind the scenes of the trial and family life.
Maurizio was shot and killed by a hitman hired by Patrizia on the steps outside his Milan office in 1995. She became known as the “Black Widow” and was sentenced to 29 years in prison. Her sentence was later reduced to 26 years after her daughters, Allegra and Alessandra, claimed her brain tumour affected her ability to reason.
Where is House of Gucci being filmed?
No surprises here, the film is being mostly shot in Italy where the fashion house was born. Twitter fan account @GagaMediaDotNet shared BTS photos of Gaga as Patrizia, wearing a chic red jumpsuit.
Other fan and film update Twitter accounts have shared photos of the co-stars shooting in Milan and Gressoney as well.
Who is producing House of Gucci?
Ridley and Giannina Scott will be producing the film through their company Scott Free Productions. Ridley Scott is known for his work on films like Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Thelma & Louise, The Martian and more.