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Lady Gaga to star in Ridley Scott’s Gucci murder drama

05/11/2019

Lady Gaga will follow her Oscar-nominated turn in A Star is Born by appearing in Ridley Scott’s retelling of the Gucci assassination.

Gucci grandson Maurizio Gucci, who was formerly the head of his family fashion house, was shot and killed outside his office in 1995. Gaga will play Patrizia Reggiani, Gucci’s ex-wife, who was tried and convicted of orchestrating his murder.

Reggiani was sentenced to 29 years in prison and became commonly known in the media as the ‘Black Widow’. Her daughters maintained that a brain tumour had affected her actions and she was eventually released in 2016 for good behaviour after serving 18 years, according to The Guardian.

Maurizio Gucci in 1981
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The film will be scripted by Roberto Bentivegna, based on the Sara Gay Forden book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greedreports Deadline.

Gaga was nominated for a number of awards for her turn in A Star is Born opposite Bradley Cooper, including the Leading Actress Oscar. While she lost that to Olivia Colman, she did take home the Oscar for song Shallow, which she memorably performed on stage during the ceremony with Cooper.

 

From Harper’s Bazaar UK

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