The singer Lady Gaga has already arrived in Rome to start filming Gucci, the next Ridley Scott film in which she will play Patrizia Reggiani, the “black widow” of Maurizio Gucci, the heir to the mythical house of fashion whom she herself ordered assassinated in 1995.
This will be the second leading role on the big screen for the singer, after her debut in the hit A Star is born , which she shot with Bradley Cooper and for which she won the Oscar for the best original song and was nominated in the category of best actress. Gaga has been seen on the streets of the capital, specifically on the popular Via Veneto and its surroundings with a leopard dress, sunglasses, a black mask and brown and not blonde hair, according to local media. at least next month in Italy to shoot the film between Rome, Florence, Milan and Lake Como, an emblem of luxury in the transalpine country and a refuge for the Gucci. According to the Roman newspaper Il Messaggero, Gaga has not wanted to reside in a hotel in the capital because she fears the coronavirus and has chosen to rent a luxurious penthouse between the Imperial Forums and the picturesque neighborhood of Monti, two steps from the Colosseum, in the historic center of the city. You can go sightseeing in your spare time from the shoot and take part in the classic Roman aperitifs, which have been adapted to anticovid restrictions, since bars and restaurants must close at 6 p.m. and tables cannot be occupied. for more than four people. And unless she has a justified reason, she will not be able to go out after ten o'clock at night, due to the curfew that applies throughout the country.
The singer, who was born in New York and has Italian origins, as proven by her surnames , Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, will share the recording process with figures such as Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Adam Driver and Jeremy Irons, among others.
Gaga will be under the command of Ridley Scott to interpret Patrizia Reggiani, convicted of order the murder of her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci, who was shot four times at close range and from behind by a hitman at the door of his home in Milan in 1995. The identity of the principal of the murder was discovered two years later. By then, Reggiani, who called herself Lady Gucci, was already one of the most eccentric and followed characters in the social chronicle in Italy. She was sentenced in 1998 to 26 years in prison, although she was finally released in 2013. It is one of the most gruesome events in the fashion industry.
In a recent documentary about her story that could inspire Gaga, Reggiani herself relates details of the crime. "I would go around and ask everyone, even the butcher, 'Is there anyone who has the courage to murder my husband?' And he also explains that he was so well in the San Vittore prison in Milan, which he referred to as “Victor's residence” that he did not want to leave when he was offered probation, claiming that he had never worked, did not intend to do so and that he preferred life in prison, taking care of his plants and of a ferret that got himself as a pet behind bars. "He had a special treatment," he acknowledged.
The film, based on the book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden, takes Scott back to Rome after All the money of the world ( All the money in the world, 2017). This film is also based on the true story of the kidnapping of the teenager John Paul Getty III, grandson of the oil magnate John Paul Getty, who at that time treasured one of the greatest fortunes in the world.