The nice-grandchildren of Guccio Gucci, who based the luxurious vogue home that bears his title almost a century in the past in Florence, are interesting to filmmaker Ridley Scott to respect their household’s legacy in a brand new movie that focuses on a sensational homicide.
The Home of Gucci, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, relies on a e book concerning the 1995 murder-for-hire of one among Gucci’s grandchildren, Maurizio, and the following trial and conviction of his ex-wife. Patrizia Reggiani, portrayed by Lady Gaga, served 16 years in jail for contracting the homicide.
One among Maurizio’s second cousins, Patrizia Gucci, is fearful that the movie goes past the headline-grabbing true-crime story and pries into the personal lives of the Guccio Gucci heirs.
“We’re actually upset. I communicate on behalf of the household,” Gucci informed The Related Press on Wednesday. “They’re stealing the identification of a household to make a revenue, to extend the revenue of the Hollywood system…Our household has an identification, privateness. We will speak about every thing. however there’s a borderline that can not be crossed.”
Patrizia Gucci mentioned she reached out to Ridley Scott’s spouse, Giannina Facio, for clarification on the scope of the movie, however has not acquired any reply. Facio met with members of the Gucci household in the early 2000s to debate one other mission that was to have centered on the roles of Patrizia Gucci’s father, Paolo, and grandfather, Aldo, in increasing the model into a worldwide luxurious participant. The truth that the manufacturing firm didn’t attain out for the brand new movie solely heightens the household’s considerations, she mentioned.
Ridley Scott’s manufacturing firm didn’t reply to requests for remark, made additionally by their Italian counterpart.
The Guccis are usually not the primary Italian vogue household to wrestle with onscreen depictions about tragic occasions. The Versace household put out an announcement in 2018 concerning the season of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story that handled the homicide of vogue home founder Gianni Versace, saying the TV collection was not authorised and ought to be thought of “a piece of fiction.”
Patrizia Gucci mentioned her household will determine what additional motion they may take after seeing the movie. Their considerations stem from the casting of prime actors to play relations whose tales intersect little with Maurizio Gucci’s homicide, the dearth of present contact with Scott’s manufacturing firm and inaccuracies they see in the e book on which the movie relies.
Al Pacino performs Aldo Gucci, whom his granddaughter remembers as an skilled salesman who opened Gucci shops on Rome’s through Condotti and in New York, bringing in VIP clientele and increasing the model’s international attain. And Jared Leto performs Paolo Gucci, whose artistic contributions included the concept to create the Gucci model’s famed double-G brand in addition to its trademark plasticized baggage and moccasins.
It’s this story that she recounts in her personal e book, Gucci, The True Story of a Profitable Dynasty, which was printed in Italian in 2015.
Patrizia Gucci mentioned paparazzi photographs from the Home of Gucci set haven’t been in any respect reassuring.
“My grandfather was a really good-looking man, like all of the Guccis, and really tall, blue eyes and really elegant. He’s being performed by Al Pacino, who shouldn’t be very tall already, and this photograph reveals him as fats, quick, with sideburns, actually ugly. Shameful, as a result of he doesn’t resemble him in any respect,” Patrizia Gucci mentioned.
Leto’s Paolo Gucci, in the meantime, is proven with unkempt hair, and a lilac corduroy go well with in no way in line together with his daughter’s recollections. “Horrible, horrible. I nonetheless really feel offended,” she mentioned.
The Gucci household has not been concerned with the Gucci vogue home since 1993, when Maurizio bought his remaining stake to the Bahrain-based firm, Investcorp. It was later purchased by the French group PPR, which is now Kering.
The style home is cooperating with The Home of Gucci, opening its archives to the movie firm for wardrobe and props. Salma Hayek, the spouse of Kering CEO Francois-Henri Pinault, seems in the movie. Leto is a detailed buddy of artistic director Alessandro Michele.