Gucci family say Ridley Scott movie is 'stealing the identity of a family'

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Lady Gaga and Adam Driver in House of Gucci.
Lady Gaga and Adam Driver in House of Gucci.
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  • The Gucci heirs have voiced their concerns about Ridley Scott's upcoming crime movie, House of Gucci.
  • The film centres on the aftermath of the murder of Maurizio Gucci, whose murder was orchestrated by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani.
  • "They are stealing the identity of a family to make a profit, to increase the income of the Hollywood system," said Patrizia Gucci


The Gucci heirs are speaking out against Ridley Scott's upcoming crime movie, House of Gucci.

Based on the 1995 book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden, it stars Lady Gaga and Adam Driver.

It will centre on the aftermath of the murder of Maurizio Gucci (Driver), the former head of the Gucci fashion house, whose murder was orchestrated by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani (Gaga).

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Patrizia Gucci, a second cousin of Maurizio, told the Associated Press that they are worried that the film will cross a personal line and affect the family's reputation.

"We are truly disappointed. I speak on behalf of the family," Patrizia told the publication.

"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."

Other concerns raised by the family include the addition of other members of the family, notably Aldo Gucci, played by Al Pacino and Paolo Gucci played by Jared Leto, whose stories intersect little with Maurizio, inaccuracies in the book on which the film is based on and the lack of contact with the film's production company.

About the casting of Pacino, Patrizia said he bares no resemblance to her grandfather. "My grandfather was a very handsome man, like all the Guccis, and very tall, blue eyes and very elegant. 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."

She also took offence to pictures of Leto on set as Paolo in a lilac corduroy suit and unkempt hair. "Horrible, horrible. I still feel offended," she said.

(Source: Associated Press)

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