The makers dropped the official posters of the lead cast – Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani, Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci, Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci, Jeremy Irons as Rodolfo Gucci and Al Pacino as Aldo Gucci. Looking all things glamorous, the poster set the tone for the trailer that launch that proved to be just as scandalous, fashionable and filled with campy vengeance.
‘A legacy worth killing for,’ read the description of the trailer.
‘House of Gucci’ is based on the popular book ‘The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed’ by Sara Gay Forden.
The upcoming movie follows the story of Maurizio Gucci (Driver), the head of the Gucci fashion house, and his ex-wife Patrizia Reggi(Gaga) and the aftermath of his assassination in 1995.
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Maurizio and Patrizia married in 1973 and in May 1985, the businessman left his wife for a younger woman after 12 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalised in 1991. In 1995, Maurizio was shot and killed by a hitman (allegedly hired by Patrizia) on the steps outside his office in Milan.
Patrizia was convicted of arranging her husband’s murder in 1998 and sentenced to 29 years in prison.
Their daughters, Alessandra and Allegra, asked that her conviction be overturned, claiming her brain tumour had affected her ability to reason.The two were successful and in 2000 an appeals court in Italy reduced Patrizia’s sentence to 26 years. She was released in October 2016 after serving 18 years in prison due to good behaviour.
‘House of Gucci’ is set to the big screens on November 24, 2021.