House of Gucci: Ridley Scott’s Already-Controversial Biopic, Starring Adam Driver–Nov 24, 2021

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The Gucci family is not happy with Ridley Scott’s upcoming biopic, House of Gucci, a high-profile feature that’s Oscar-bound.

The great-grandchild of Guccio Gucci, Patrizia Gucci, told the Associated Press that she is worried the film “goes beyond the headline-grabbing true-crime story and pries into the private lives of the Gucci heirs.”

“We are truly disappointed,” Gucci told the AP. “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… Our family has an identity, privacy. We can talk about everything. But there is a borderline that cannot be crossed.”

House of Gucci follows the real-life murder of Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver), the former head of the Gucci fashion house, who was shot dead in 1995 by a hitman in Milan.

His former wife, Patrizia (Lady Gaga), was convicted of arranging his murder in 1998. She ended up serving 18 years in prison before being released in 2016.

MGM has slated the film for a theatrical release on November 24.