Lady Gaga Releases First Look as Patrizia Reggiani in ‘House of Gucci’

Ridley Scott will be directing Lady Gaga and Adam Driver as Signore e Signora Gucci.


The project was announced months ago, and as promised, Ridley Scott is back to work after finishing off The Last Duel. The project was first reported to be titled Gucci, but it seems like it will be named after the book it’s based on, The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed, by Sara Gay Forden. Variety is saying the film will hit theaters on November 24, less than two months after Scott releases Duel, also starring Adam Driver.


House of Gucci stars Lady Gaga and Adam Driver as the Gucci marriage, and back in August, Jared Leto, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Jack Huston, and Reeve Carney were all in talks to join the project. The Variety article does not mention De Niro but does include Jeremy Irons, so it’s possible negotiations with the first actor didn’t work out and they went to Irons instead.


Driver playing a fashion icon seems too good to be true, and the picture certainly gives this impression away. We should expect this movie to be an awards contender, which is not good news for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who starred in The Last Duel, the Ridley Scott movie that will most likely be overshadowed by his other project.


Gucci and Reggiani had been married for 12 years, with two children, when he left her for another woman saying he was going on a business trip and never coming back. In 1995, three years after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, she hired a hitman to kill him on the stairs of his own office. She was found guilty on a trial very much sensationalized by the press, who called her “Black Widow” and described her as a hot-blooded woman. She was sentenced to 29 years but was released in 2016 after serving 18 years because her children sought an appeal arguing that her brain tumor affected her decision to hire the assassin.