The new Ridley Scott–directed crime drama to come to Netflix is a show-stopper, not only because of the deeply intense plot, but also the incredible cast.
The Netflix drama is based on a book by journalist Sara Gay Forden, which tells the shockingly true story of Patrizia Reggiani and her husband.
Lady Gaga is the Oscar-nominated star who made headlines for A Star Is Born who will be back on our screens with a role in House of Gucci.
What is House of Gucci about?
- House of Gucci is about the murder of Maurizio Gucci. The killing was plotted by Maurizio’s ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted in 1998 of plotting and arranging his assassination.
Maurizio Gucci is the grandson of the famous fashion-house founder Guccio Gucci and is played by Adam Driver in the film.
Maurizio said he was going on a short business trip, but Patrizia finds out that he had left his family for a younger lover. Maurizio then sold the Gucci brand to a firm called Investcorp for approximately £150 million.
Lady Gaga stars in Netflix crime drama
Patrizia Reggiani is played by Lady Gaga, an Italian socialite set in the 90’s. Over a turbulent 15 years, the couple had two daughters they also won a high-profile battle for control of the Gucci brand. Patrizia also became an idol in the Italian tabloids, at her richest, she reportedly spent £9,000 a month on orchids alone.
On the 27th March 1995, a hitman fatally shot 46-year-old Maurizio in his office lobby, after investigation it was discovered Patrizia played a role in his death and received a 26-year prison sentence.