After the assassination of Gianni Versace who was the subject of a season of the series American Crime Storyit's another tragedy of fashion to be seen on the screen. Ridley Scott (Thelma and Louise, Blade Runner, Gladiator…) will make a film about the Gucci affair, which made headlines in the 1990s.
Flashback. It's March 27, 1995: Maurizio Gucci, Guccio Gucci's grandson and heir, is shot in the light of three bullets as he prepares to climb the stairs to his office in the heart of Milan. . The investigation led the police to Patrizia Reggiani, his ex-wife, whom he left for Paola Franchi, a decorator. A separation that the deceived wife has not digested, especially afraid of not being the only heiress in case of remarriage Maurizio. On January 31, 1997, the woman who will then be nicknamed the "black widow" by the Italian press is arrested and sentenced on March 17, 2000 to twenty-six years in prison. She will be released in September 2013.
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To embody this enigmatic and fascinating character, several actresses were approached, including Angelina Jolie and Penélope Cruz. But, according to The Hollywood Reporterit is Lady Gaga who will finally endorse the costume (Gucci) of this wife very upset in the feature film inspired by the book of Sara Gay Forden, The Gucci Saga – From luxury to murder, from creation to the stock market war. The singer is therefore pursuing her career as an actress after a role in the series American Horror Story and, most importantly, the success of A Star is Born directed by Bradley Cooper in 2018.