Ridely Scott is behind this film that tells the story of an assassination plot that marked the world of fashion.
House of Gucci has been releasing some photos for the past few weeks and that’s enough to leave the internet excited for Ridley Scott’s new project that breaks the scheme of what we expect to see from the Alien director.
In addition to having nothing to do with science fiction, House of Gucci is based on the true story of the plan to assassinate the grandson of the founder of Gucci (yes, the famous Italian fashion brand), organized by an ex-wife who came to to be known as the black widow and brought to one of the most scandalous trials in history.
The project was announced years ago and it seemed like Scott was never going to find the right actors to pull it off, but he eventually landed a slew of Oscar nominees to help him make his film. At the head of the cast are Lady Gaga and Adam Driver (who in addition to a very good sweater showed us how the raincoat is worn ), who are accompanied by giants like Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons.
And their characters are real people, some are still alive, with very interesting stories that Scott explores through this work that will focus on the relationship of the characters of Gaga and Driver and the important events that led to one planning the murder of the other.
Who’s who at House of Gucci?
Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci
Maurizio is the “victim” of this story. He was the grandson of Guccio Gucci, founder of Gucci , and took control of the company at age 35 (which his cousin Paolo did not like), becoming one of the most powerful men in fashion. Maurizio married a woman named Patrizia, but then he left her and she began to develop a plan to get revenge. Maurizio Gucci was murdered on January 27, 1995 on the stairs of his office in Milan and it was quickly discovered that his ex-wife was behind it all.
Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani
Maurizio Gucci’s first wife was known as the Italian Elizabeth Taylor (or at least Maurizio and the press came to call her that) and it is said that she began planning his murder after he abandoned her and began a relationship with another woman named Paola Franchi. Patrizia said she was innocent, but the evidence revealed that she was behind Maurzio’s murder and was convicted of her crime after going through a media trial where she was called the Black Widow .
Salma Hayek as Pina Auriemma
Auriemma was Patrizia’s “clairvoyant” friend , it is said that she was an accessory to the murder and that she even helped her plan it. She was sentenced to 25 years in prison for having coordinated the crime together with Ivano Savioni, Orazio Cicala and Benedetto Ceraulo , who shot Maurizio.
Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci
Cousin of Maurizio and the creative director of Gucci , Paolo thought that he would be the one who could take control of the company and even started a family war that almost destroyed everything. Paolo even accused his father of committing tax fraud and fought to do the same with his cousin, continuing to fight him until the day he was killed. Paolo died only a few months after his cousin due to complications from hepatitis.
Jeremy Irons as Rodolfo Gucci
One of the few actors in the cast who have not been seen in photos. Irons plays Rodolfo , Maurizio’s father who refused to accept his marriage to Patrizia considering that he was not worthy to be part of the family. Maurizio and his father were very close, and it is said that Rodolfo’s death changed him profoundly and, supposedly, was what led him to distance himself from his wife and behave strangely.
Al Pacino is Aldo Gucci
The eldest son of Guccio Gucci was a key figure in the growth and expansion of the brand, which led his children to think that the division of the brand in equal parts with his brother Rodolfo was not fair, which ended up causing all the problems between Maurizio and his cousin Paolo .
Camille Cottin as Paola Franchi
Paola Franchi was Maurizio’s girlfriend after he left Patrizia , and she herself said at the time of the trial that she used to receive threatening calls from Reggiani, who also constantly harassed her. After Maurizio’s death, Patrizia’s lawyers presented her with an eviction order that forced her to leave the house they shared.