“Father, son, and House of Gucci.” When Lady Gaga delivered that line within the first trailer for House of Gucci, fan anticipation for the film reached a fever pitch.
Based on Sara Gay Forden‘s 2001 nonfiction e book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed, the film depicts the occasions main up to the homicide of Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver). Maurizio was the grandson of Guccio Gucci, who based the style home in 1921.
After preventing with a number of members of his household for management of the company, Maurizio turned chairman of Gucci in 1989. The business suffered beneath his management, nevertheless, and by 1993, the household had lost management of the company.
While Maurizio was working to acquire management of Gucci, his personal life was unraveling. In 1985, he instructed his spouse, Patrizia Reggiani (Gaga), that he wished to finish their marriage after 13 years. When the couple finalized their divorce in 1994, he was ordered to pay his ex practically $1.5 million per year in alimony.
Maurizio deliberate to marry once more, this time to his longtime girlfriend, Paola Franchi, however he by no means received the possibility. In March 1995, he was gunned down at age 46 by a hitman whereas on his method to work in Milan, Italy. Three years later, Reggiani was convicted of hiring the hitman to perform the homicide. She served 16 years in jail for the crime, however she nonetheless maintains she was wrongfully convicted.
“I wanted to make a real person out of Patrizia, not a caricature,” Gaga stated throughout an October interview with the Wall Street Journal, noting that she spent six months engaged on her Italian accent. “I felt the best way to honor Maurizio and Italians was for my performance to be authentic, from the perspective of a woman. Not an Italian American woman, but an Italian woman.”
Despite the Grammy winner’s dedication to her efficiency, Reggiani isn’t thrilled concerning the upcoming movie.
“I am rather annoyed at the fact that Lady Gaga is playing me in the new Ridley Scott film without having had the consideration and sensibility to come and meet me,” she instructed Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata in March. “It is not an economic question. I won’t get a cent from the film. It is a question of good sense and respect.”
The Gucci household isn’t comfortable both, telling the Associated Press in April that they’re “truly disappointed” by the movie. “They are stealing the identity of a family to make a profit, to increase the income of the Hollywood system,” Patrizia Gucci, one of Maurizio’s cousins, stated on the time. “Our family has an identity, privacy. We can talk about everything, but there is a borderline that cannot be crossed.”
Meanwhile, Gaga and the remaining of the cast are already producing Oscar buzz for his or her performances. The “Rain on Me” singer was beforehand nominated for Best Actress in 2019 for her function in A Star Is Born. (She received that year for Best Original Song.)
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