The film that all fashion lovers have been waiting for is out at the cinema: we are talking about House of Gucci , a film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Ridley Scott. The film traces the life and collapse of one of the most important Italian families in the world fashion scene: obviously we are talking about Gucci, the Italian luxury house that has built a prestigious position over the years thanks to an intuition of Guccio Gucci. .

The film sees world cinema stars engaged: Lady Gaga, Al Pacino, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek are just some of the names who participated in the interpretation of the main characters of the film.

Let’s see in this post what the film is about and some curiosities about it. 

House of Gucci: the plot

The House of Gucci film is inspired by the book “House of Gucci. A true story of fashion, greed, crime “ (the original title is The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor, and Greed) written by Sara Gay Forden , which tells the story of infighting, betrayal and scandals of the Gucci fashion family, which eventually led to the killing of Maurizio Gucci ordered by Patrizia Reggiani.

Beyond the film licenses (the Gucci family in fact threatens legal actions), the film sees the capital interpretation of Lady Gaga in the role of Patrizia Reggiani, beyond the accent of the original version, who poses as a movie star of absolute level, almost as good as she is as a singer. Next to her stands an extraordinary Al Pacino, who is not surprising at all, in the interpretation of Aldo Gucci, Maurizio’s uncle. Maurizio himself was well played by Adam Driver.

Curious about the film

We can say about the House of Gucci film that we started thinking about a film dedicated to this important fashion family as early as 2006, with Andrea Berloff in charge of writing the screenplay. Initially we think of Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of Maurizio and Angelina Jolie for that of Patrizia Reggiani. Over the years, director Ridley Scott took over and left the project several times, which in the meantime changed the character of Patrizia Reggiani from Jolie to Penelope Cruz. Only when the project was acquired by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer finally all the pieces were filled with the choice of the cast and the making of the film.

Curiosity: we initially think of Robert De Niro for the role of Maurizio’s father, Rodolfo, and then entrust him to Jeremy Irons after being retired by De Niro himself for other work commitments.

The film grossed approximately $ 21.8 million in its first week of theatrical release (the film was screened in theaters on November 24), placing it in third place among the highest grossing films at the box office.

Lady Gaga for the interpretation of Reggiani received the nomination for best actress in a drama film at the next Golden Globe.