“I would like to thank all of Italy for encouraging me during the shooting of this film: I hug you and kiss you, I tell you that I believe in you, I pray for my place of origin, a country built on the promise of hard work and family. I hope I have made you proud. I am proud to be Italian. I love you.” So Lady Gaga announced, on Twitter, the end of filming of the film House Of Gucci, which she starred and shot in recent months in Italy. On the other hand, Lady Gaga has never made any secret of her Italian origins. She has repeatedly expressed love for the country from which her Sicilian family comes from.
House of Gucci tells the story of the marriage between the “black widow” Patrizia Reggiani and Maurizio Gucci. A fairytale with a tragic and cruel ending. For those who are not yet aware of the history, Maurizio and Patrizia know each other in the 1970s. She is the daughter of an entrepreneur and a dishwasher. He is the heir to the Gucci family, which gave rise to the Tuscan fashion house. Here comes the marriage, the two daughters, and the more than comfortable life between the United States and Italy.
In the 1980s, Maurizio succeeded his father, Rodolfo at the helm of the fashion house. It is then that marriage cracks and breaks down. He embarks on a new relationship with another woman, Paola Franchi. She begins to suffer from loneliness and abandonment. According to the judges, it is precisely because Reggiani’s accumulated resentment asked her fortune teller to hire a professional killer to kill her ex-husband. On March 27, 1995, Maurizio Gucci was killed with three gunshots in his office. Investigations initially think about financial issues. But two years later, the woman was arrested and sentenced to 26 years in prison, then reduced. Since 2017 she is a free woman again.
The filming of the film project began in Rome in February, to move first to Milan and then to Lake Como and Florence. In addition to Lady Gaga and Adam Driver (in the role of Maurizio Gucci), the stellar cast of the most anticipated film of the moment also includes Al Pacino (Aldo Gucci), Jared Leto (Paolo Gucci), Jeremy Irons (Rodolfo Gucci), and Camille Cottin (Paola Franchi).
The House of Gucci production, expected to hit screens in November 2021, was not without controversy raised by the Gucci family. Maurizio’s daughter called the footage “horrible“. At this point, we just have to wait for the first trailer of the series to find out more details.