The trailer for House of Gucci finally dropped and it was everything we could have hoped for. The fashion, the family drama, the extravagant parties, Lady Gaga’s Italian accent. Perefezione!
The film, directed by Ridley Scott, is based on a 1995 book about the assassination of Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) and the downfall of the Gucci family fashion dynasty. Lady Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani, Maurizio’s socialite ex-wife who was tried and convicted for orchestrating his murder after he left her for a younger woman.
In addition to Driver and Gaga, Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Salma Hayek and Jeremy Irons will star in the film. The trailer gives us a glimpse of the Gucci family meetings as well as over-the-top fashion shows and European vacations.
While the trailer looks like it’s going to be a wild ride, the real-life Gucci family is less-than-thrilled to see their lives displayed so publicly. Earlier this year, Guccio Gucci’s great-granddaughter Patrizia Gucci voiced her concern that the film would sensationalize their family. She spoke with the Associated Press about her worry that the film “goes beyond the headline-grabbing true-crime story and pries into the private lives of the Guccio Gucci heirs.”
“We are truly disappointed. I speak on behalf of the family. They are stealing the identity of a family to make a profit, to increase the income of the Hollywood system,” she said. “Our family has an identity, privacy. We can talk about everything. But there is a borderline that cannot be crossed.”
Hollywood isn’t known for toning real-life stories down, so we will have to wait and see how truthful House of Gucci is when the film premieres in theaters Nov. 24.