The heirs from the Italian luxury fashion house Gucci they have threatened this Monday with take legal action against Ridley Scott’s movie “The Gucci house“, 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 urging of his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani (interpreted by Lady Gaga).
A letter from the heirs
The Italian news agency ANSA has published a letter signed by the heirs of Aldo Gucci (1905-1990), founder of the luxury brand, who states that “The Gucci family reserves the right to take any initiative to protect your name and image, as well as those of his relatives. “
Thus, in the letter the Gucci heirs have affirmed that they felt especially hurt by the description of Patrizia Reggiani, “a woman convicted of ordering the murder of Maurizio Gucci (presented) as a victim”. They have also lamented that Aldo Gucci and his relatives were portrayed as “hooligans, ignorant e insensitive to the world around them. “
“The Gucci House” 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 ceased to be involved in the luxury brand in the 1990s, and is currently owned by the French group Dry, founded by billionaire François Pinault.