After a star-making turn in A Star Is Born, Lady Gaga looks to follow it up with an even splashier project. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that MGM has beaten other studios out for the right to Ridley Scott’s latest project, and Gaga is at the center of the film.
Scott will direct Gucci, a true-crime drama about the murder of fashion trailblazer, Maurizio Gucci. Reports also say that they are in negotiations for Lady Gaga to star. Gaga would star as Patrizia Reggiani, Gucci’s ex-wife, who was convicted of orchestrating his hit after he had an affair.
MGM reportedly beat out Netflix and at least one other streamer for the project, partly because the studio offered the opportunity for a theatrical release, something that sources say appeals to Scott.
“This project has long been a labor of love for both Ridley and me,” says Giannina Scott, who will produce with husband Ridley via the couple’s Scott Free banner. “The story is so epic, the stakes so high and the characters so richly drawn that we were determined to get it to the big screen. To say we are thrilled to be teaming with Mike De Luca and his brilliant film group at MGM is an understatement. We can’t wait to see this come to life next year.”
MGM has set November 24th, 2021, as a release date for Gucci.