'House of Gucci': 5 things to know about Lady Gaga's upcoming crime drama
It’s that time of the season where some of the most influential filmmakers in the industry will come out with their releases and take their best shot to rack up nominations at the Academy Awards. The awards season will be kicking off later this month with the Independent Spirit Awards and one of the movies that look perfectly poised to make a splash during the upcoming awards season is none other than Ridley Scott’s ‘House of Gucci’.
‘House of Gucci’ is going to be one of the first movies that will be having only a theatrical release and won’t be available on any streaming services. The movie, which is based on the novel ‘The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Glamour, and Greed’ by Sara Gay Fordon, chronicles the journey of the renowned Gucci family and its legacy. Apart from showing how Gucci became such a big brand, the film will also take about three decades of love, betrayal, and revenge.
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The movie features a stellar star cast, including Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, and Jared Leto. This will be Scott’s 27th movie as the director and he’ll be hoping to get some exceptional results from this one. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming movie.\
When will ‘House of Gucci’ release and where can you watch it?
Interestingly, Scott has been meaning to make a movie about the downfall of the Gucci family since 2006. At that time, Angelina Jolie and Leonardo DiCaprio were rumored to play the lead roles. However, the movie could never be made due to some objections leveled by the Gucci family. After a long wait of 15 years, Scott is finally coming out with the movie that’s going to hit the theatres on November 24.
Who stars in the upcoming biographical crime drama?
The movie features some of the finest actors working in Hollywood right now. Lady Gaga will be playing the role of Patrizia Reggiani while Adam Driver will be portraying the character of Maurizio Gucci.
Lady Gaga needs no introduction. The talented artist took the world by storm with her music and magical voice. Gaga began her musical career in 2007 with ‘The Fame’ and became an instant superstar. Since then, the singer has given numerous chart-topping hits like ‘Poker Face’, ‘Born This Way’, ‘You & I’, ‘Shallow’, and many more. Apart from being an extraordinary musician, she is also an amazing actress.
She started by doing cameo roles in movies such as ‘Machete Kills’ in 2013 and received her first major role in 2018 with ‘A Star is Born’.
The rest of the cast includes Al Pacino as Aldo Gucci, Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci, Jeremy Irons as Rodolfo Gucci, and Madalina Diana Ghenea as Sophia Loren.
What is ‘House of Gucci’ all about?
“The film is set in Italy, spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and it depicts the events and aftermath of the 1995 murder of Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver), Italian businessman and head of the fashion house Gucci, by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga).”
The film is being made by one of the greatest filmmakers of this generation, Ridley Scott. He is known for directing films such as ‘Alien’, ‘Blade Runner’, ‘Gladiator’, ‘Prometheus’, and ‘All the Money in the World’. Scott is a recipient of nine Academy Awards.
On the other hand, the screenplay of the movie is penned by Becky Johnston and Roberto Bentivegna. Apart from Scott, notable personalities like Giannina Scott, Kevin J. Walsh, and Mark Huffam serve as producers on the movie.
The trailer is filled with glamour and makes you forget that Lady Gaga is actually playing a murderess in the movie. We also get to see a key part of her story — the moment she snaps and decides to have her husband assassinated. You can watch the trailer here.