Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and more in talks for Gucci movie
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 August 2020
Sir Ridley Scott's 'Gucci' movie looks set to boast an impressive cast after it was claimed the likes of Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Adam Driver are in talks for the flick
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Adam Driver and Jared Leto are in talks for Sir Ridley Scott's 'Gucci' movie.
The true crime drama, which is based on the murder of fashion trailblazer Maurizio Gucci in 1995, looks set to boast a major cast, following a report by Deadline.
Also in the mix are 'American Hustle' actor Jack Huston and singer-and-actor Reeve Carney.
Lady Gaga has already been confirmed to star as Patrizia Reggiani, Gucci's ex-wife who was convicted of orchestrating his murder after he had an affair.
The script has been penned by Roberto Bentivegna and is based on 'The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed' by Sara Gay Forden.
Giannina Scott, who will produce with her husband via their Scott Free banner, said previously: "This project has long been a labour of love for both Ridley and me.
"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."
De Luca, MGM film chairman, added in a statement: "Nothing typifies bold, audacious originality more than a film by Ridley Scott.
"All of us at MGM are incredibly excited to be in business with Ridley, Giannina and the whole team at Scott Free."
The MGM movie is slated for release on November 24, 2021.
Ridley, 82, is set to begin work on 'Gucci' after finishing 'The Last Duel'.
The drama – which stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and is set in the Middle Ages – was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, but production recommences next week.
In addition to 'Gucci', MGM have recently acquired the rights to an untitled space drama starring Ryan Gosling and based on a new novel by 'The Martian' author Andy Weir, as well as the road-trip comedy 'Dog', in which Channing Tatum will both star and co-direct.