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Lady Gaga is set to star in a Gucci murder film by Ridley Scott

Expect early 90s, high society glamour in the retelling of the killing of Guccio Gucci’s grandson

For the follow-up to her feature film debut in A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga will portray the wife (and later convicted murderer) of Maurizio Gucci, grandson of Guccio Gucci, the label’s founder. 

The Gucci dynasty drama will be directed by Ridley Scott – and drama is the appropriate word. Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) was left by Maurizio Gucci for a younger woman in 1985. Though they subsequently divorced in 1991, fingers were pointed at Reggiani when her ex-husband was murdered by a hired hitman in 1995.

A sensational trial ensued, with the media dubbing Reggiani the “Black Widow”. Despite her daughters claims that an earlier brain tumour had affected her personality, she was sentenced to 26 years in prison.

In October 2016 she was released on good behaviour, having served 18 years.

Ridley Scott’s film about the murder will be scripted by Roberto Bentivegna, but based on a book by Sara Gay Forden: “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed.”

Filming will begin shortly after the four-time Academy Award nominated director finishes production on the historical drama The Last Duel.

Starring in A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga won an Oscar for Best Song – “Shallow” – and was nominated for best actress.