Acclaimed director Ridley Scott has directed many films including the cult classic Blade Runner along with such blockbusters as Black Hawk Down and Gladiator.
In 2021 he is here, again with House of Gucci and its all star cast. The just released trailer is must viewing.
Vanity Fair and CNN 7.29.2021
Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, an unrecognizable Jared Leto and Al Pacino headline Ridley Scott’s true crime fashion saga.
In the new trailer for Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci,” Lady Gaga strides through an Italian side street shrouded in furs and dripping in gold. “It was a name that sounded so sweet,” she says in a vocal fry, “so seductive.”
Set in Italy in 1995, the fashion biopic centers around the story of Patrizia Reggiani, an Italian socialite played by Gaga, who after marrying into fashion royalty was sentenced to 29 years in prison for plotting the murder of husband Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver), heir to the Gucci empire.
Murder has never looked this stylish. The first trailer for Ridley Scott‘s House of Gucci has just dropped, with a haunting echo of Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” underscoring this true-life tale of fashion, power, sex, and murder.
Lady Gaga stars as Patricia Reggiani, who married into the eponymous style empire only to turn against her husband Maurizio Gucci (played by Adam Driver), the scion of a family whose very name denotes class and influence. Their relationship ended badly, to say the least, but not until after decades of volatility and a long-running legal feud with his uncle Aldo (played by Al Pacino.)
Reggiani and Gucci were one of Italy’s first and most beloved celebrity couples during the 1970s and 80s, mingling with other high profile duos like Jackie Onassis and John F. Kennedy. The pair even had a personalized number plate made of their portmandeau: “Maurizia”.
Maurizio Gucci’s assassination became the scandal of the 1990s, and the potential motives of his hot-headed wife enthralled an entire country. Now, the fateful fashion feud has been resurrected for the benefit of a global audience.
The trailer for the film includes other curiosities as well, particularly Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci, Aldo’s son, a longtime designer with the company who is seemingly mocked in the teaser for his bad taste. With the added weight, bald head, and walrus mustache, it hardly resembles the Dallas Buyer’s Club Oscar-winner at all. (On Twitter, Jeffrey Tambor began to trend after people began saying Leto’s character resembled him.)