, Lady Gaga shines in new movie trailer, Nzuchi Times

Lady Gaga shines in new movie trailer

, Lady Gaga shines in new movie trailer, Nzuchi Times

Lady Gaga has unleashed her inner femme fatale in the upcoming biographical drama House of Gucci.

From the looks of the two-minute teaser that dropped over the weekend, calling the film “scandalous” would be an understatement.

Academy Award-winner Lady Gaga, 35, stars alongside Adam Driver, 37, in this drama-filled story about the shocking 1995 murder of Italian fashion mogul Maurizio Gucci, played by Driver, which was orchestrated by his ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani (Gaga).

Based on the Sara Gay Forden book, The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed, the film reveals the ups and downs of their marriage and the events that led to his death.

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Decked out in designer suits in the trailer, actors Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino can be seen schmoozing with the rest of the Gucci clan, including Reggiani confidante Pina Auriemma, played by Salma Hayek.

The 49-year-old Leto is transformed into Paolo Gucci, a man in his 60s, with heavy makeup and what appear to be prosthetics to achieve an aged look.

Driver, meanwhile, channels a full-on corporate businessman as Maurizio, puffing cigarettes and sporting slicked-back hair.

Gaga, who hasn’t appeared in a film since her feature debut in 2018’s A Star is Born, dresses the part of a vindictive ex-wife, donning fur coats, flashy jewellery and a fluffy, ’80s-esque hairstyle.

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She narrates the trailer in a heavy, impeccable Italian accent, calling the Gucci empire “synonymous with wealth, style, power” while also pointing out that the name is “cursed.”

Gloomy shots of the couple’s wedding, emotional arguments and arrests are teased. There are later glimpses of a hit man trailing Maurizio Gucci, building suspense around his inevitable assassination.

“You picked a real firecracker,” Paolo tells Maurizio, referring to Patrizia — who, in an eerie scene, repeatedly hits her spoon against a cup of coffee she’s drinking.

“I don’t consider myself to be a particularly ethical person,” the transfixed Patrizia says. “But I am fair.”

Taking place primarily in Italy, as well as New York, the film is overwhelmingly Italian, featuring characters riding Vespas, drinking cappuccinos and embracing Catholicism.

After being convicted for the planned murder of her ex-husband in 1998, the real-life Patrizia Reggiani was dubbed the “Black Widow” during the case’s widespread media coverage.

The Italian socialite served an 18-year prison sentence and was released in 2016 for “good behaviour.”

The real-life subjects of the film aren’t fans of having their personal lives used for the sake of entertainment. Patrizia Gucci, a second cousin of Maurizio, told the Associated Press that the book the movie is based on is riddled with inaccuracies.

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“My grandfather [Aldo Gucci] was a very handsome man, like all the Guccis, and very tall, blue eyes and very elegant,” she said. “He is being played by Al Pacino, who is not very tall already, and this photo shows him as fat, short, with sideburns, really ugly. Shameful, because he doesn’t resemble him at all.”

“I still feel offended,” she said, calling Leto’s portrayal of Paolo Gucci “horrible.”

The family will still be watching, though. Patrizia said they would decide whether or not to take further action after seeing the film themselves.

Ridley Scott is directing and producing the film, with Becky Johnston and Roberto Bentivegna penning the screenplay.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ House of Gucci will be released in theatres on November 24.

This story originally appeared on NY Post and has been reproduced here with permission

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