Posted by Larry Gleeson
Ridley Scotts House of Gucci has made some noise! Premiere in London, November 9, Milan, November 13, New York, November 17, 2021 and Los Angeles, November 19, were held ahead of the nationwide cinema release, which was to begin on November 24, 2021.
House of Gucci, was fifteen years in the making and is based on Sara Gay Forden’s novel from 2001, The House of Gucci: A sensational story of murder, madness, glamor and greed.
House of Gucci is a stylish dynastic saga that explores three decades in the entangled history of the Gucci family, with a tale of ambition, greed, betrayal and murder all set against the backdrop of high fashion and high-finance.
In addition, the film features a formidable ensemble cast, led by Oscar®-nominated Lady Gaga (A Star is Born) and Adam Driver (Marriage Story), Oscar® winners Al Pacino (The Godfather, Scent of a Woman), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers) Club) and Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune). Oscar® nominees Salma Hayek (Frida) and Jack Huston (American Hustle) round out the star-studded cast.
From royal families and political descent to media persecutors, scandals and hardships from rich and powerful dynasties have always exercised a fascination – fashion families are no different. The story begins in the late 1970s, at a critical time in the history of the famous Italian fashion empire. As the global reach of the Gucci family has expanded, there are also hints of economic inadequacies, hampered innovation and a cheapening of the brand. The Gucci business is overseen by Guccio Gucci’s two sons, the colorful and cunning Aldo (Oscar® winner Al Pacino) and his more conservative and detached siblings Rodolfo (Oscar® winner Jeremy Irons).
House of Gucci was filmed in forty-three days and in succession, mostly in Rome, with several locations in northern Italy, and unlike many contemporary or almost contemporary films, the mature in HOUSE OF GUCCI is an integral part of the film history and truth. In particular, director Ridley Scott was interested in the look of the film’s central female character, portrayed by the multi-talented artist and actress, Lady Gaga, Patrizia Reggiani Gucci, who in real life was a great fashionista.
Finally, House of Gucci not only depicts the decline of the Gucci family’s control of its vast fashion empire, but also the declining days of privately owned fashion brands and the beginning of the conglomerate’s control of the industry. Big, brash and oozing talent, House of Gucci coming to a theater near you on November 24, 2021.
Gucci is a recognized and admired brand across the globe and was created by the fashion brand’s founder Guccio Gucci, who opened his first quality leather goods store in Florence, Italy exactly one hundred years ago.