The family took explicit challenge with the depiction of Reggiani, performed by Lady Gaga, as “a woman definitively convicted of ordering the murder of Maurizio Gucci… as a victim” in the movie itself and in statements by solid members, Italian media company ANSA reported.
Adam Driver stars as Maurizio Gucci in Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci.” Credit: Courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer
The heirs criticize “the indulgent tones towards a woman who, definitively convicted of having been the instigator of the murder of Maurizio Gucci, is painted not only in the film, but also in the statements of the cast members, as a victim trying to survive in a male and male chauvinist corporate culture,” ANSA continued.
The letter went on to say that Gucci “was an inclusive company,” including that in the Eighties, when the movie is about, there have been a number of ladies who occupied high positions in the corporate.
“The Gucci family reserve the right to take every initiative (necessary) to protect their name and image and those of their loved ones,” a letter signed by Aldo Gucci’s heirs stated.
The assertion additionally alleged that in the movie members of the Gucci family have been falsely portrayed as “hooligans” who have been “ignorant and insensitive to the world that surrounded them,” ANSA added.
NCS has contacted Scott’s representatives for remark.
Al Pacino stars as Aldo Gucci. Credit: Courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer
“I lived as (Reggiani) for a year and a half,” she is quoted as saying. “And I spoke with an accent for nine months of that. Off camera, I never broke. I stayed with her. It was nearly impossible for me to speak in the accent as a blonde. I instantly had to dye my hair, and I started to live in a way whereby anything that I looked at, anything that I touched, I started to take notice of where and when I could see money.”