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First Look At Lady Gaga And Adam Driver In Gucci Murder Movie
Lady Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiana, who hired a hitman to kill her former husband, the fashion icon Maurizio Gucci.
Oscar-nominated actors Lady Gaga and Adam Driver are filming an upcoming movie about the real-life murder of the former head of the Gucci fashion house — which looks to be as extravagant as the behind-the-scenes photo from the shoot that went viral this week.
Lady Gaga posted a photo on her Instagram on Tuesday that featured her and Driver, lavishly dressed at a ski resort. While Driver is sporting an Aran sweater and Jeffrey Dahmer-esque glasses, Gaga dons thick gold jewelry over her all-black outfit, topped off with a chic white fur hat.
“Signore e Signora Gucci #HouseOfGucci,” Gaga captioned the photo.
The image was snapped in the Italian Alps on the set of “House of Gucci,” an upcoming film based on the real-life 1995 murder of Maurizio Gucci, portrayed by Driver.
The fashion icon was the head of the Gucci fashion house when his former wife, Patrizia Reggiana, who is being played by Gaga, hired a hitman to kill him; he was gunned down in the foyer of his Milan office at the age of 46.
Reggiana was a socialite when she married Gucci in 1973, and the pair became a power couple before their 1985 split when he left for a younger woman, People reports. Following the breakup, she apparently openly threatened to kill him, The Guardian reported in 2016.
Reggiana mostly maintained her innocence, claiming that she was set up by her best friend. But the courts disagreed.
Reggiana was convicted in 1998 for setting up Gucci’s murder and became dubbed a “black widow” by the Italian press, as Vogue reported in 2004. She was sentenced to 29 years in prison but only served 16. Her daughters campaigned for a retrial in the 2000s, claiming that a 1992 brain surgery affected her ability to reason, according to Vogue.
Reggiana was released in 2014. Shortly afterward, an Italian reporter trailed her in Milan and asked her about the murder. Her response did not seem that innocent.
“Patrizia, why did you hire a hitman to kill Maurizio Gucci? Why didn’t you shoot him yourself?” the Guardian reported in 2016.
“My eyesight is not so good,” Reggiana apparently replied. “I didn’t want to miss.”
The hitman in the case, Benedetto Ceraulo, was handed a life sentence. Reggiana’s psychic, Giuseppina Auriemma, who made contact with the hitman, was sentenced to 25 years.
“House of Gucci” which is directed by Ridley Scott, is slated to hit theaters on Nov. 24. It’s based on the 2001 book “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour and Greed,” which details the case.