As fans continue to wait for MGM to debut the official “House of Gucci” trailer, the studio has gone ahead and premiered the first set of character posters from Ridley Scott’s upcoming murder drama. A first look photo had previously dropped of Lady Gaga and Adam Driver in character as Patrizia Reggiani and Maurizio Gucci, which means the new batch of posters provides the first look at Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci, Al Pacino as Aldo Gucci, and Jeremy Irons as Rodolfo Gucci. Leto appears under prosthetics in what is the actor’s latest unrecognizable film transformation.
Written by Roberto Bentivegna and based on the Sara Gay Forden book “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed,” Scott’s upcoming film casts Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted of orchestrating the assassination of her ex-husband and former head of the Gucci fashion house, Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver). Reggiani served 16 years in prison for the crime. The ensemble cast also includes “Stillwater” actress Camille Cottin as Paola Franchi, plus Jack Huston, Salma Hayek, and Reeve Carney.
After the first look photo from “House of Gucci” was released earlier this year, Patrizia Gucci, the great-grandchild of house founder Guccio Gucci, released a statement to The Associated Press condemning the project. One of the biggest concerns Patrizia Gucci has with Scott’s new film is the casting of Al Pacino and Jared Leto as Aldo and Paolo Gucci, respectively. As the Gucci heir said, “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. Shameful, because he doesn’t resemble him at all.”
As for Leto, Patrizia condemned the set photos revealing the Oscar winner’s “unkempt hair and a lilac corduroy suit” as Paolo. “Horrible, horrible,” she said. “I still feel offended.”
“House of Gucci” is one of two new Scott films arriving this fall. Scott’s “The Last Duel” is set to world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September before debuting in theaters October 15. “House of Gucci” is scheduled for a theatrical release on November 24 via United Artists Releasing (the distribution arm of MGM).