The Gucci family is speaking out against Ridley Scott's upcoming movie, House of Gucci, which stars Lady Gaga and Adam Driver and is currently filming in Italy.
The movie may not be scheduled for release until November, but it already caused some excitement online last month after L. Gaga shared the first official photo of herself and Adam Driver in character as Maurizio Gucci and his wife, Patrizia Reggiani.
House of Gucci will tell the sensational story of Maurizio — grandson of Gucci founder, Guccio Gucci — and Patrizia's marriage.
The pair tied the knot in 1972, and were married for 18 years, during which they had two daughters and won a fierce battle for control of the Gucci brand. But things turned sour in the mid-'80s, when Maurizio left Patrizia and their family to permanently shack up with a younger woman. Then, in 1993, he sold the Gucci brand for $170 million — and Patrizia wasn't pleased.
Maurizio was fatally shot by a hitman two years later, when he was just 46 years old, and Patrizia — who was dubbed the "Black Widow" by Italian press — ultimately received a 26-year prison sentence for her role in his death. She was released in 2016.
But despite the general excitement surrounding the movie, one group of people isn't best pleased: the Gucci family themselves.