There might be a Lady Gaga comeback on the big screen sooner than expected. The pop-icon is in early talks to star in Ridley Scott’s next project based on the novel ‘The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed’ by Sara Gay Forden.
The developing film will tell the murder event of Guccio Gucci’s grandson Maurizio Gucci, which took place in 1995. Gaga is expected to play Maurizio’s ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted to 18 years in prison for plotting the assassination of her late ex-husband. She was released in 2016.
Giannina Scott is producing alongside her husband Ridley Scott under the Scott Free banner. “This project has long been a labour of love for both Ridley and me. The story is so epic, the stakes so high and the characters so richly drawn that we were determined to get it to the big screen,” Giannina disclosed.
Ridley will also direct the feature, while Roberto Bentivegna pens down the script for the adapted screenplay. MGM, one of the oldest movie studios in Hollywood has acquired rights over the film.
News about Gaga’s attachment to play Maurizio started in November last year, and per recent developments regarding the start of production after COVID-19 is buried, the ‘A Star is Born’ actress will likely pick up the role to play.
November 24, 2021 has been set as release date for the film, making it eligible for 2022 awards season. Gaga is currently getting ready to release her 6th studio album ‘Chromatica’, from which her latest single ‘Stupid Love’ originates.
By: Larry Adams