Last Updated on August 2, 2021
If you’re anything like me, you’ll be unbelievably excited about House of Gucci, Ridley Scott’s upcoming movie starring Lady Gaga.
The singer and actress, who previously appeared in A Star Is Born, is set to join former Girls star Adam Driver in the upcoming release, which is all about the murder of Guccio Gucci‘s grandson, Maurizio Gucci.
Gaga shared an iconic snap of the pair together earlier this year, her wearing a black roll neck sweater and layers of gold chains, and Driver in a chunky sweater, thick-framed glasses and a top tied around his neck.
It was enough to make anyone excited about the film…then came the trailer, offering us even more insight into what’s in store.
The film is set not only to offer oodles of fashion inspiration, but to tell a fascinating story too.
Here, we answer all your burning questions.
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House Of Gucci Plot
House Of Gucci is based on Sara Gay Forden’s book The House Of Gucci: A Sensational Story Of Murder, Madness, Glamour, And Greed, and tells the story of Maurizio Gucci.
The heir to the fashion house went against his family’s wishes and married Patrizia Reggiani in the 70s, with the pair enjoying 12 luxurious years together and welcoming two daughters, Allegra and Alessandra.
However things turned sour in 1985, when Gucci allegedly took off for what was expected to be a short business trip to Florence and never returned. He had met another woman, Paola Franchi, and he and Reggiani divorced in 1991.
He was forced to sell the fashion house to Investcorp for $120m, something which enraged his ex-wife.
She told The Guardian in 2016, ‘I was angry with Maurizio about many, many things at that time. But above all, this: losing the family business. It was stupid. It was a failure. I was filled with rage, but there was nothing I could do.
‘He shouldn’t have done that to me.’
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In 1995, Gucci was shot four times as he entered his Milan office by a professional hitman and died in the arms of the doorman, Giuseppe Onorato, who was also injured.
It didn’t look good for Reggiani, who had publicly denounced her ex-husband and dropped some pretty huge hints that she wanted him dead, telling Storie Maledette, ‘I have to admit that for a time, I truly wanted to get rid of him. I wanted to do it and so I was going around asking for people to do it. But my intentions ended there – a mere obsession, a mere desire.
‘What wife has never said, ‘I’d kill that guy?’’
In 1998, she was found guilty of plotting to murder her ex-husband and sentenced to 29 years in prison along with a team of accomplices.
The hitman, Benedetto Ceraulo, received a life sentence, while Gucci’s friend Pina Auriemma was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for organising the killing for £250,000. The getaway driver Orazio Cicala was sentenced to 29 years and the hotel night porter Ivano Savioni, who allegedly hired both the driver and the killer, received a 26-year sentence.
What is the release date for House Of Gucci?
House Of Gucci will hit cinemas on 24 November 2021, which is also the fashion house’s 100th anniversary.
Who stars in House Of Gucci?
Lady Gaga will portray Patrizia Reggiani, while Adam Driver will star as Maurizio Gucci in the film.
Meanwhile Oscar-winning British actor Jeremy Irons will portray Maurizio’s father Rodolfo Gucci, Al Pacino will star as Aldo Gucci, Maurizio’s brother, and Jared Leto is set to play the part of Paulo Gucci, Aldo’s son.
Where to buy the House of Gucci book
As mentioned, the movie is based upon Sara Gay Forden’s book, The House Of Gucci: A Sensational Story Of Murder, Madness, Glamour, And Greed.
If you can’t wait to get your Gucci fix, buy the book here.
House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden, £9.99, Amazon – buy now