The few images of the
House of Gucci
that have been leaked have not liked the heirs of the Italian house. They believe the film, directed by Ridley Scott, "steals the identity" of his family. The new draft Scott, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, is based on the book
The Gucci Saga - From Luxury to Murder, From Creation to the Stock Market War (
La Casa Gucci: A sensational story of murder, madness, Glamor and greed) by Sara Gay Forden, released in 2001. The feature film reviews the 1995 murder of fashion mogul Maurizio Gucci orchestrated by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani. Madness, glamor, infidelity, greed and murder are the ingredients to put together a
one of those who corroborate that real life sometimes beats the most convoluted script imaginable.
Lady Gaga reveals herself as Gucci's 'black widow'
The Gucci, fashion success and lurid family crimes
“We are really disappointed.
I speak on behalf of the family, ”Patrizia Gucci, one of Maurizio's first cousins, told the Associated Press.
“They steal a family's identity to make a profit, to increase the income of the Hollywood system… Our family has an identity, a private life.
We can talk about everything.
But there is a border that cannot be crossed, ”he continued.
Considering the film intrusive, Patrizia Gucci said she tried to speak to the director's wife, Giannina Facio, but got no response.
A scene that recreates the wedding of Maurizio Gucci with Patrizia Reggiani.Andrew Medichini / AP
Beyond the plot, the Gucci family questions the choice of actors.
In addition to Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto and France's Camille Cottin, the film has such movie legends as Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in the cast.
But the physique of the
who will play the role of Aldo Gucci, Maurizio's uncle, is restless.
“My grandfather was a very handsome man, like all Gucci, very tall, with blue eyes and very elegant.
It is played by Al Pacino, who is not very tall, and there he appears small and really ugly.
It's a shame, because it doesn't look like him at all, "said Patrizia Gucci.
As for the latter's son, Paolo Gucci, played by Jared Leto, he is depicted with advanced baldness and unkempt hair.
An image that does not correspond to the memories of his own daughter: “Horrible, this is horrible.
I feel offended, ”she commented.
The heiress said her family will decide what action to take after seeing the film.
Its launch is scheduled for autumn 2021, coinciding with the centenary of the founding of the Italian brand.
House of Gucci
is Lady Gaga's second major film project, which surprised everyone when in 2018 she starred in
alongside Bradley Cooper.
Patrizia Reggiani, the 'black widow' of Gucci.CORDON PRESS
Known as the
, Patrizia Reggiani was convicted of ordering the murder of her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci, at which a hitman fired four fatal shots at point-blank range and from behind at the door of his home in Milan in 1995. The identity of the instigator of the murder was discovered two years later. By then, Reggiani, who called herself Lady Gucci, was already one of the most eccentric and followed characters in the social chronicle in Italy. She was sentenced in 1998 to 26 years in prison, although she was finally released in 2013. She spent a total of 16 years in prison, the last two of her own free will after rejecting parole, claiming that she had never worked, that she did not plan to start working. do it then and that she preferred to live shut up. It is one of the most gruesome events in Italian society and the fashion industry.
The story did not end with the freedom of Reggiani since when he was released from prison, a judge awarded him a lifetime compensation of one million euros a year that he had agreed with the deceased, considering that having instigated his murder was not a sufficient reason to revoke the agreement. In recent years, she has been involved in an all-out war with her own daughters first, when they appealed the sentence, and later with her mother, who tried to disqualify her legally. At the end of 2018, the
of Italy promised to sign an armistice with her family and to renounce part of the inheritance in exchange for being able to spend a few seasons in the exclusive villa of the clan in Saint Moritz, to enjoy for a month a year of the family sailboat and to see his grandchildren, with whom he has no relationship.