Being a man with no style or money, I know very little about Gucci other than women seem to go apeshit for their purses and shoes and other fashion items that are supposed to be important for one reason or another.
But the “Gucci” movie isn’t one that men should run from (although they may seriously want to reconsider that title) because it’s about the 1995 murder of Maurizio Gucci, plotted by his ex, Patrizia Gucci. Directed by Ridley Scott, multiple sources say that the director is courting Angelina Jolie and Leonardo DiCaprio to play the leads. Hit the jump to give thanks that Ridley Scott didn’t decide to make “Monopoly” his next movie.
According to both EW.com and Variety, “Gucci” will be Ridley Scott’s next movie. The director is currently in post-production on his upcoming and still untitled “Robin Hood” movie starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. Variety sums up the torrid Gucci history the best so here’s there synopsis:
The studio is about to hire a scribe to rewrite the drama that recaptures the glamorous days of the Gucci family dynasty in the 1970s and 80s, when the family was selling $500 million in product annually. Squabbles hobbled the clan until Maurizio, the grandson of founder Guccio Gucci, came out on top of a power struggle to run the family business. Just when he was about to reestablish the brand name by debuting a line designed by newcomer–and now film director–Tom Ford, Maurizio was gunned down in front of his Milan apartment in 1995.
Now compared to other rackets, you might wonder how folks in the fashion industry get gunned down in front of their homes. That’s an excellent question because not only was Maurizio killed in front of his apartment in 1995, designer Gianni Versace was gunned down in front of his mansion in 1997. These men didn’t deal drugs or guns. They made over-priced clothing. Scott’s greatest challenge here may in making this tale not come off as completely absurd and as petty as it sounds.
Strong acting helps but neither Jolie nor DiCaprio is in official negotiations. While Fox 2000, the studio behind “Gucci”, would like to have a 2010 start-date for the project, the studio execs may want to head on over to IMDb and look at all the projects these three players have attached themselves to. Then those execs can start wishing upon a star because while Gucci may be a hot product on the shelf, it’s a much tougher sell as a movie (unless there’s a Gucci graphic novel we don’t know about).