- 30 Jul 21
The Gucci family have expressed their distaste over the film.
The first trailer for MGM's highly anticipated crime drama about the Gucci family has arrived.
House Of Gucci is scheduled to arrive in cinemas on November 24th, and stars Academy Award Winners Lady Gaga, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino, and Academy Award nominees Adam Driver and Salma Hayek.
Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci. Maurizio was the grandson of Guccio Gucci, who founded the eponymous luxury fashion brand.
Maurizio, in real life, was shot to death in 1995, and Reggiani was convicted of ordering his murder. Based on Sara Gay Forden's book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, And Greed. The screenplay was written by Roberto Bentivegna and the film was co-produced by director Ridley Scott, Giannina Scott and Scott Free Productions.
"The story is so epic, the stakes so high and the characters so richly drawn that we were determined to get it to the big screen," Giannina said when the film was announced.
Jared Leto looks unrecognisable as Paolo Gucci, and it has been a point of contention for the Gucci family, who met the news of the film with strong criticism. “We are truly disappointed. I speak on behalf of the family,” Patrizia Gucci told the Associated Press.
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) July 29, 2021
She added: “They are stealing the identity of a family to make a profit, to increase the income of the Hollywood system…Our family has an identity, privacy. We can talk about everything. but there is a borderline that cannot be crossed.”
Patrizia said Leto’s transformation into Paolo was “horrible”. However, Al Pacino's casting has caused the most upset within the family.
“My grandfather was a very handsome man, like all the Guccis, and very tall, blue eyes and very elegant,” said Patrizia. “He is being played by Al Pacino, who is not very tall already, and this photo shows him as fat, short, with sideburns, really ugly. Shameful, because he doesn’t resemble him at all.”
Watch the trailer below.