Lady Gaga will play Patrizia Reggiani, who served 18 years in an Italian prison for orchestrating the 1995 murder in Milan of her husband Maurizio Gucci.
Maurizio Gucci was part of the famous family that built the Gucci fashion house & was Guccio Gucci’s grandson, who founded the House Of Gucci in 1921. The company remained under family control, but by the 70s, family infighting and mismanagement began to tarnish the brand. Maurizio Gucci then, took control of the house.
Maurizio Gucci met Patrizia Reggiani & after the wedding in 1972, the two became “one of italy’s first celebrity power couples”. After his father’s death in 1983, Rodolfo Gucci, Maurizio took over 50% stake in the company, and the marriage with Patrizia unraveled.
In March 27, 1995, Maurizio was gunned down on the steps of his office. Suspicions immediately turned to his fiery ex-wife Patrizia, who had come to be known as “Lady Gucci" in the press. On the day Patrizia’s ex-husband was gunned down, she wrote in her diary "paradeisos”. The greek word for paradise.
Patrizia Reggiani at Maurizio Gucci's funeral in 1995.
Patrizia Reggiani was jailed in 1998 after being found guilty of paying a hit man the lire equivalent of €300,000 to murder her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci, the multi-millionaire heir to the fashion business. It took 2 years from the killing happened to the arrest of Patrizia. the police had to let her get dressed & then she was arrested wearing a fur coat.
When asked once by a reporter why she hired a hitman and didn't carry out the crime herself, she shot back, “My eyesight is not so good. I didn't want to miss."
Patrizia Reggiani was sentenced to 29 years in prison but was released in 2016 after serving 18 years behind bars.
The Academy Award Winner, Lady Gaga, is expected to star as Patrizia Reggiani in the assasination of Gucci movie directed by Ridley Scott.