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More Oscar winners to join Lady Gaga's GUCCI movie!

By Rachelle  /  21 Aug 2020 (Friday)

The upcoming true crime drama about the assassination of Maurizio Gucci, the onetime head of the Gucci fashion brand who was gunned down by a hitman hired by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani, already had some major star power when it was announced that Lady Gaga was on board to portray Reggiani. 

Now the film's cast might become even more impressive as Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Adam Driver, and Jared Leto were all reportedly in talks for roles in the project. 

The film Gucci is based on the book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden and will be directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator). In addition to the slew of Oscar winners and nominees potentially being attached to the film, Jack Huston and Reeve Carney are also in talks to join the cast. The adaptation is being scripted by Roberto Bentivegna, and will be produced by Scott with Scott Free Productions, Giannina Scott, and Kevin Walsh.

Gaga will portray Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci. She had been abandoned after 12 years of marriage by Maurizio Gucci in 1985 for a younger woman. Reggiani was tried and convicted of orchestrating her ex-husband’s assassination on the steps of his office in Italy in 1995. She gained the nickname the Black Widow during the trial and served 18 years before being released from prison in 2016. Gucci will be Gaga's first film since A Star is Born.

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