The “House of Gucci,” the film about the Italian fashion house Gucci starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, will open in Philippine cinemas on Jan. 19.
The film was inspired Sara Gay Forden’s book “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour and Greed” published in 2001.
Director Ridley Scott, known for “Alien,” “Blade Runner,” “Gladiator” and “Thelma & Louise,” directed “House of Gucci.”
In “House of Gucci,” Lady Gaga plays the role of Patrizia Reggiani while Adam Driver is Maurizio Gucci. The film also stars Al Pacino as Aldo Gucci, Jeremy Irons as Rodolfo Gucci and Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci while Salma Hayek plays Pina Auriemma.
“It’s almost as though the cast were all different musical instruments like an orchestra – everything from the drums to the bass to the brass to the woodwinds and strings. And because we’re all so different as actors, Ridley is the one conducting a symphony of all these different orchestral elements,” said Lady Gaga.
“House of Gucci” not only shows the end of the Gucci family’s control over its vast fashion empire, but the waning days of privately-owned fashion labels and the onset of conglomerate control of the industry.
Production designer Arthur Max said the film is a “rollicking romp with all the sounds and looks of the period and the world in which the main characters lived and played. As the story unfolds, however, you witness how these characters interact and how off-kilter their lives become. A sad tale really, but told in a very entertaining way.”
“I hope audiences will take away a sense of enjoyment in the artistry of this film, which allows us to appreciate the work of a great troupe of filmmakers who take their work really seriously, but also have fun in trying to create a piece of entertainment. Story wise, I think they'll take away the moral that money isn't everything,” said producer Kevin Walsh.
Lady Gaga added “this movie is a genuinely good time. A wild ride and every second is entertaining. Part of Ridley’s magic is that, with all his artistic ways, ultimately, he wants the audience to enjoy themselves.”
“House of Gucci” opens on Jan. 19 in Philippine theaters from Universal Pictures International.