Nothing can stop filmmaker Ridley Scott from getting down to the business of making movies — not reshooting major chunks of a nearly-done film to cut out an alleged sex predator, not pandemics that force major productions to totally rethink how they are done, and certainly not pissed-off iconic families that don’t like that some of their buzziest tragedies are getting the big screen treatment — and that’s to say nothing of his ability to make a meal out of a hair and makeup budget.
Scott’s latest feature speaks to his uniquely go-for-broke ethos, a glitzy, glittery, and decidedly murder-centric drama based on the real-life story of Patrizia Reggiani and Maurizio Gucci (yes, that Gucci). Scott has been trying to make a film about the pair’s twisted love affair (which arguably “ended” in murder, though plenty happened after Gucci was killed in 1995) since the early aughts, and after a series of setbacks, switch-ups, and snags, “House of Gucci” is primed for release later this year.
If set photos and social media posts are any indication, the film will at least look fantastic, with stars Lady Gaga and Adam Driver sporting the very best in ’80s and ’90s fashion (read: shiny, very shiny), all set against a complex, juicy, and straight-up soap opera-y real life drama. Here’s what we already know about the fall release.