Lady Gaga in the running to play the "black widow" Gucci in the cinema – Grazia France

An Italian scandal directed by Ridley Scott.

It was a news item that shook Italy in the 1990s. In 1995, Maurizio Gucci, 46, businessman, grandson of Guccio Gucci and therefore heir to the brand, was found dead at his birth. home, murdered with three bullets in the back of the neck. Execution in due form. But who killed him? On the dock: his ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani, an Italian socialite he had abandoned ten years earlier (after twelve years of marriage) for a younger woman …

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In 1998, the one who earned the nickname "Black Widow" was sentenced to 29 years in prison for sponsoring her murder, she was released in October 2016, for good behavior, after spending 18 years behind bars (she is now 70 years old, editor's note). A story worthy of Hollywood? Certainly. And it's been years since Ridley Scott leans over! In 2009, there was talk of making a feature film on the subject with Angelina Jolie as Patrizia Reggiani and Leonardo DiCaprio as Maurizio Gucci. A project dropped in the water … but again today.

Lady Gaga headlining

According to Deadline, Ridley Scott will still be in charge of this feature film, based on a script by Roberto Bentivegna based on the book by Sara Gay Forden, The Gucci Saga – From luxury to murder, from creation to the stock market war. But Angelina Jolie's point in the cast, it is now Lady Gaga, 33, who is expected to embody the "Widow" for what will be his first film project since A Star Is Born (which earned her an Oscar for best original song and a nomination in the best actress category). We do not know who could take over the role of Maurizio Gucci (but Leo is old …).

Did the British filmmaker find a lode in the tragedies of the big families? It will be remembered that his last film, All the money in the world, told the story of the "Italian-style" kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, grandson of billionaire J. Paul Getty. But the film about the Gucci is far from being done: Ridley Scott must indeed first realize The Last Duel, with Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck. A historical drama that will tell the ultimate judicial duel that opposed, in 1386, Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris.


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