Lady Gaga STUNS in first poster image in new film House Of Gucci
First look! Lady Gaga embodies Italian glamor as murderous ex wife of fashion heir in House Of Gucci poster… while Jared Leto is unrecognizable after transforming into a balding old man for his role
- Official posters for Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci biopic were released Thursday
- Lady Gaga, 35, stuns as Italian socialite Patrizia Reggiani, notorious for ordering a hit on her ex husband, fashion heir Maurizio Gucci
- Jared Leto, 49, looked completely unrecognizable in his role as paunchy and balding Paolo Gucci
- The film is based on the novel The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by author Sara Gay Forden
- It’s scheduled to be released on November 24 in the US and November 27 in the UK
The official posters for Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci biopic were released Thursday, showcasing Lady Gaga in her next major film role.
The 35-year-old pop singer looked dripping with glamor as Italian socialite and ‘Black Widow’ Patrizia Reggiani, who is notorious for ordering a hit on her ex husband, fashion heir Maurizio Gucci.
Another poster for the film – due in theaters this fall – revealed her costar Jared Leto, 49, who looked completely unrecognizable in his role as paunchy and balding Paolo Gucci.
If looks could kill: Lady Gaga stuns in a new poster for House Of Gucci, where she plays Italian socialite Patrizia Reggiani, who is notorious for ordering a hit on her husband, fashion heir Maurizio Gucci
The film also stars Adam Driver, who will portray Patrizia’s now-deceased ex husband, who was murdered in 1995.
Driver, 37, looked more like himself in the one-sheet featuring his look, in a pinstripe suit and retro spectacles.
Gaga, meanwhile, shined in what seems to be a funeral look, with her heavily made-up face covered in a black veil.
Transformation: Jared Leto looks completely unrecognizable in his role as Paolo Gucci
Hollywood chameleon: The eternally youthful Leto, left in 2018, totally transformed into a balding old man for the role
The Chromatica star’s blood-red lips grab major attention in the image, while she is outfitted in pearl earrings, white shell necklace and a black dress.
Her black hair rests in a ponytail on one shoulder.
The poster deftly names Lady G as an Academy Award winner, which refers to her 2019 win for Best Original Song for the tune Shallow in A Star Is Born.
The film also stars Adam Driver: He will portray Patrizia’s now-deceased ex husband Maurizio Gucci, who was murdered in 1995
The actress and singer, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, was also nominated for Best Actress for that film, but the award instead went to Olivia Colman for The Favourite.
House Of Gucci dropped other poster images featuring its stellar cast on Thursday, including other Oscar winners Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino.
Irons, 72, will portray Rodolfo Gucci, father to Driver’s Maurizio.
The poster deftly refers to Lady G as an Academy Award winner: It refers to her 2019 win for Best Original Song for Shallow in A Star Is Born; seen here this week in NYC
Meanwhile Pacino, 81, will embody Aldo Gucci, brother to Rodolfo and father to Leto’s character Paolo.
The Gucci family saga is sprawling, complex and rife with scandal and chaos, making it the perfect subject for a major Hollywood production.
During the 80s, Paolo (played by Leto) attempted to capitalize on his family’s well-known brand by launching an outfit called Gucci Plus on his own, which caused major family tensions.
In 1983, after his father Rodolfo (Irons) died, son Maurizio (to be portrayed by Driver) inherited his father’s majority stake in the company.
One of the patriarchs: Pacino, 81, will embody Aldo Gucci, father to Leto’s character Paolo
He went on to wage a legal battle against his uncle Aldo (Pacino) for full control of the company, a war which he later won when Aldo was sent to prison for a year for tax evasion.
Maurizio did not emerge trouble-free, however, as he was blamed for spending exorbitant amounts of money on the company’s headquarters in Florence and Milan.
And after selling his family’s shares and involvement in the company in 1993, Maurizio was shot dead in 1995, the victim of a hitman hired by his ex wife Patrizia (played by Gaga).
During the murder trial, which transfixed Italy, Reggiani arrived each day wearing head-to-toe Gucci clothes and accessories.
The court heard how she had ordered the murder of her husband after he offered her $650,000 in a divorce settlement.
She was initially sentenced to 29 years in 1998, which was reduced to 26 on appeal. She served 18 – with her pet ferret Bambi as a companion for some of the time – before being released in October 2014.
Well-known for her luxury lifestyle, Reggiani once said: ‘I’d rather cry in a Rolls than be happy on a bicycle’ and turned down the offer of day release while in prison because it would have meant doing ‘menial’ work.
The elaborate Gucci family tree expands: Irons, 72, will portray Rodolfo Gucci, father to Driver’s Maurizio
In 2017 a court ruled Reggiani was entitled to receive £900,000 a year from her ex-husband’s fortune.
Maurizio Gucci was the grandson of Guccio Gucci, founder of the fashion company made famous with its double G logo.
In the early 1990s it was hit by problems and he sold the label for $120 million, just two years before his death.
The film is based on the novel The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by author Sara Gay Forden.
Filming took place from February to May 2021 in various parts of Italy, and is scheduled to be released in the US on November 24 and the UK on November 27 by United Artists Releasing.
Inside the House Of Gucci: The real life family behind one of fashion’s most scandalous sagas
The Murderess: Lady Gaga portrays Patrizia Reggiani
Reggiani was notorious for ordering a hit on her ex husband Maurizio Gucci, grandson of Gucci founder Guccio Gucci and heir of the family brand
The Victim: Adam Driver portrays Maurizio Gucci
Maurizio, the Gucci heir and head designer of the brand in the 1980s, was gunned down in 1995 after a hit was placed on him by ex wife Patrizia Reggiani; the pair were married from 1973 until 1991
The Maverick: Jared Leto portrays Paolo Gucci
During the 80s, Paolo attempted to capitalize on his family’s well-known brand by launching an outfit called Gucci Plus on his own, which caused major family tensions.
The Patriarch: Al Pacino portrays Aldo Gucci
Aldo, son of historic Gucci founder Guccio Gucci, was sentenced to one year in prison at the age of 81 in 1983 for tax evasion
The Actor: Jeremy Irons portrays Rodolfo Gucci
Rodolfo also went by the screen name Maurizio D’Ancora, appearing in over 40 Italian films between 1929 and 1946
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