Gucci heirs threaten to take Ridley Scott film to court

The heirs of the Italian luxury fashion house Gucci threatened on Monday to take legal action against the Ridley Scott film “House of Gucci”, which they accuse of portraying family members as “hooligans.”

The film is based on one of the most prominent events of the 1990s in Italy, the murder of Maurizio Gucci (played by Adam Driver), the heir to the Italian fashion house, at the behest of his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga).

“The Gucci family reserves the right to take any initiative to protect its name and image, as well as those of its relatives,” says a letter signed by the heirs of Aldo Gucci (1905-1990), founder of the luxury brand.

The letter states that Gucci’s heirs were particularly hurt by the description of Patrizia Reggiani, “a woman convicted of ordering the murder of Maurizio Gucci [presentada] as a victim. “

They also regretted that Aldo Gucci and his relatives were portrayed as “hooligans, ignorant and insensitive to the world around them.”

“House of Gucci” is directed by the British director Ridley ScottThe 83-year-old who has made some of the most iconic films of the last 40 years, including “Blade Runner,” “Alien,” “Gladiator,” and “Thelma and Louise.”

The Gucci family has not been involved in the luxury brand since the 1990s. It is now owned by the French group Kering, founded by billionaire François Pinault.

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