Lady Gaga’s upcoming MGM film about 1995 Gucci murder now in talks with the likes of Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Adam Driver and Jared Leto
Legendary director Ridley Scott’s upcoming crime drama film about the murder of fashion trailblazer Maurizio Gucci is gearing up to have a star-studded cast.
With Lady Gaga already signed-on to play the wife of the murdered heir to the Gucci fashion dynasty, MGM is now in talks with the likes of Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Adam Driver, Jack Huston and Reeve Carney, according to Deadline.
MGM plans to begin production just as soon as Scott wraps up shooting his period drama film, The Last Duel, which will re-start its production next week after being shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The screenplay for the Gucci film was written by Roberto Bentivegna, and based on Sara Gay Forden’s book, The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed.
Scott will serve as both director and producer, alongside wife Giannina Scott, who has co-produced a number of passion projects with her husband.
The actress-producer, best known to fans for playing the wife of Maximus (Russell Crowe) in the Scott-directed blockbuster, Gladiator (2000), has reportedly been passionate about bringing a film about the Gucci murder and family fashion dynasty to the silver screen.
Black Widow: In Gucci, Lady Gaga will play Patrizia Reggiani, the woman who was convicted of orchestrating the murder of ex-husband Maurizio Gucci’s on the steps of his office in Milan, Italy in 1995
More potential stars: Jack Huston and Reeve Carney are also in talks to star in the Gucci film, according to Deadline
News that Lady Gaga was attached to the Gucci film was revealed back in November 2019.
This will be her first feature role since 2018’s A Star is Born, which landed her an Academy Award for Best Original Song for Shallow and a Best Actress nomination.
In Gucci, she will play Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, who was convicted of orchestrating his murder on the steps of his office in Milan, Italy in 1995 by hiring hitmen.
Maurizio, the grandson of the Gucci fashion dynasty founder Guccio Gucci, and Reggiani, shared two daughters, but he later left her for another woman.
Oscar gold: The Gucci film will be Gaga’s first feature role since 2018’s A Star is Born, which landed her an Academy Award for Best Original Song for Shallow and a Best Actress nomination
In the end she ended up spending 18-years in an Italian prison and was eventually released in 2016.
Dubbed the Black Widow in the midst of the murder scandal, Reggiani was eventually diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1992 and had it removed. Her children blamed the tumor for their mother’s cruel actions.
Despite that she and her four accomplices were convicted, Reggiani has long maintained that she was wrongfully convicted.
MGM secured the rights to the Gucci film in April.
Legendary: Acclaimed director Ridley Scott will direct and produce the Gucci film after he wraps up shooting his period drama film, The Last Duel, which will re-start its production next week after being shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic