This Just In! Ridley Scott’s HOUSE OF GUCCI trailer

Dayum, Sir Ridley Scott is one busy filmmaker!! I feel like I’ve been posting his film just the other day, The Last Duel, and I’m feeling de-ja-vu as we’ve got Adam Driver in the lead role once again. Eccellente! I think Adam should be in EVERY MOVIE, ehm. 

Full synopsis:

Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control.

Woo wee!! That’s one heck of a stylish trailer, it even starts out like a flashy Gucci commercial. I love Blondie’s Heart Of Glass song and now it’s stuck in my brain all over again. These fashion houses sure have real-life drama as intricate and juicy as their haute couture creations. The story is based on a book of the same name by Sara Gay Forden, she has covered the Italian fashion industry from Milan for more than 15 years. Her book centers on the brutal 1995 murder of Maurizio Gucci (Driver), the grandson of the Gucci company founder, by his ex-wife.

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Truth is stranger than fiction. I was actually just reading about what happened to Maurizio Gucci not too long ago, and his former wife Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) who served in jail for 18 years for hiring the hitman to kill him. Can’t say I have much sympathy for Maurizio though, as reportedly he left Patricia for a much younger woman, Paola Franchi (Camille Cottin) and lied that he was going on a business trip. Interesting to see Driver being cast as a narcissistic, cheating husband once again as he seems like a real nice bloke in real life. Clearly acting as someone opposite from you is far more fun.

I’ve been doing an Adam Driver marathon lately (which I’ll blog about in a couple of days!) so I’m super excited to see more of him in two highly-anticipated movies later this year! I love how he continually switch things up, this role can’t be more different from the one he’s doing in The Last Duel.

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I almost didn’t recognize Jared Leto and Jeremy Irons if it weren’t for the character posters, wow! Gaga is chewing the scenery as Patrizia, that last part of the trailer… ‘Father, Son and House of Gucci’ is a hoot! Per IMDb trivia, a slew of actresses the likes of Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Margot Robbie and Natalie Portman were considered for the role before Gaga was cast. I was really impressed with her in A Star Is Born, and this looks like a role she’s born to play. 

The star-studded cast also includes Al Pacino as the patriarch of the fashion empire, as well as Salma Hayek as Pina Auriemma, the clairvoyant friend of Patrizia who helped organized the hit on Maurizio. It’s inspired casting given Hayek is the wife of François-Henri Pinault, the billionaire Kering CEO who now owns the the Gucci brand.

I think since the on-set photos were circulating on social media back in Spring, practically everyone just became obsessed w/ this movie. I tried not to look at too many set photos and keep my enthusiasm in check until we actually see a trailer. Well now I am officially intrigued, I’ve seen this trailer a bazillion times in under two hours, ahah! 

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But apparently not everyone is enthused about this movie, according to AP News, the Gucci family isn’t keen on the movie, one of Maurizio’s cousins was quoted as saying that it was “… stealing the identity of a family to make a profit, to increase the income of the Hollywood system.” It’s always tricky to portray such a larger-than-life story based on a real family, though given the notoriety surrounding Maurizio’s murder, this is certainly the kind of twisted, glittering tale made for Tinseltown. Surely we can expect glamorous European locations, glitzy parties, fabulous fashion in this movie to go along with the wild and dark side of life in excess.

House of Gucci will be released on November 24.


What do you think of the trailer? 

24 thoughts on “This Just In! Ridley Scott’s HOUSE OF GUCCI trailer

  1. This looks really fucking cool though I wish they got someone else instead of Jared Leto as he’s just a real piece of shit who takes himself way too seriously. Him and Shia LaBeouf have made method acting a joke. Why can’t they just do a movie together to see who can go overboard?

    1. I hear ya!! I totally could do without Leto in this movie, he seems to go method for the sake of notoriety, not like Day Lewis who really believes in it. Ahah, if he and Shia does a movie together I sure wouldn’t touch it!!

      1. Lady Gaga looks like she’s going to kill it and there’s nothing wrong with more Adam Driver. It’s just that Jared Leto is a total buzzkill. There is no realism to method anymore, it’s a gimmick and a crutch nowadays.

        1. Yeah, she looks like she’s really having a blast w/ this role and Driver is becoming more sought-after by big filmmakers, I love it! I have never been interested in Leto and his Joker interpretation is so irritating.

          1. I have been hearing about David Ayer’s director’s cut of Suicide Squad but I have no interest in it as I don’t think Ayer is that talented let alone worthy of having a director’s cut.

            1. Gaaah!! Enough w/ these director cuts! And no, I don’t care about Ayer’s interpretation or whatever, that’s just his ego talking. I am intrigued by the really positive reviews of the new Suicide Squad though, and no Leto in it, woo hoo!!

  2. Another all starred cast film with a big time director, two in a row for Scott and hopefully it won’t make my list of Misfires. Lol! I personally don’t care for the Gucci brand, too many douchebags loves that brand. As for the film, again it definitely looks like a Ridley Scott’s film. I’ll probably wait for the reviews and watch it when it hits streaming services.

    1. Ahah yeah I sure hope not either Ted. I haven’t seen The Counselor which was one of his big misfires with a star-studded cast. I don’t care for Gucci nor Versace, they just scream ‘pompous and pretentious’ to me, ahah. I love Driver and he’s been killing it lately, so I’ll watch this for him and Lady Gaga.

    1. Ahah, I think it might be too soon to predict that, but it certainly is a juicy role.

      I could see Lady Gaga play Donatella Versace, though she’s definitely a lot better looking.

  3. NinaRose

    I Think Lady Gaga should be Casting as Gráinne (Grace O’Malley) In a musical film adaptation Of The Pirate Queen

  4. I could do without Jared Leto (I find him completely overrated) but I’m so looking forward to this. I know nothing about the Gucci family so the whole plot will be a surprise to me, ha!

    1. Yep, Leto is hugely overrated indeed. I started reading about the Gucci murder when the news came out it’ll become a movie, apparently Christian Bale was gonna play Driver’s character, I think Bale would be great as well but I’m so crushing on Driver right now so more movies featuring him is awesome in my book!

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