Lady Gaga to star in Ridley Scott’s true crime drama about the murder of fashion trailblazer Maurizio Gucci
Lady Gaga is adding another acting achievement to her belt with a starring role in Ridley Scott’s true crime drama about the murder Maurizio Gucci.
The film is based on the book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed, and will tell the tumultuous tale of the Gucci family fashion dynasty, whose head was gunned down by a hitman in 1995.
Gaga is set to play the character of Patrizia Reggiani, Gucci’s ex-wife who was convicted of orchestrating his hit after he had an affair. It’ll be a fitting role for the star as Reggiani was one of fashion’s most flamboyant characters in her heyday and became known as ‘Lady Gucci’.
The film is Lady Gaga’s first acting project since her stellar performance alongside Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born, which earned her the Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and the Oscar for Best Original Song.
Before this, Lady Gaga also appeared in Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story on the small screen, having made her big-screen debut in Machete Kills.
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Ridley Scott will produce the drama alongside his wife, Giannina Scott. “This project has long been a labor of love for both Ridley and me,” she told the Hollywood Reporter.
“The story is so epic, the stakes so high and the characters so richly drawn that we were determined to get it to the big screen.
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“To say we are thrilled to be teaming with [MGM chairman] Mike De Luca and his brilliant film group at MGM is an understatement. We can’t wait to see this come to life next year.”
The combination of the actress and producers quickly drew interest and the movie has already been snapped up by the legendary film studio MGM, which reportedly beat out Netflix and at least one other streamer for the project.
The studio has set a release date of November 24, 2021.