To the heirs of Aldo Gucci, who was president of the Fashion Empire who carries his last name between 1953 and 1986, has not sitting at all right the new film by Ridley Scott. The Gucci house narrates the history of love and death between Maurizio Gucci, destined to take the reins of the business, and Patrizia Reggiani, a beautiful hurricane that ended up being convicted of commissioning a hit the assassination of her husband in 1995.
The Gucci consider that the feature film is an insult to the legacy of the Italian brand and that only serves to fill the Hollywood coffers. And threaten to take legal action against the film, which has a cast of actors of the size of Lady Gaga (Patrizia Reggiani), Adam Driver (Maurizio Gucci), Al Pacino (Aldo Gucci), Jared Leto (Paolo Gucci), Salma Hayek (Pin Auriemma) or Jeremy Irons (Rodolfo Gucci), among others. "The Gucci family reserves the right to take all the necessary initiatives to protect their name and image, as well as those of their loved ones," is read in the communiqué that the heirs of Aldo Gucci sent to the Italian Ansa News Agency.
The portrait carried out by Ridley Scott shows the family members as "thugs", "ignorant", "insensitive" and "hooligans", features far from reality, always according to the letter signed by the Gucci. The heirs also criticize that the British director did not contact them to advise on the characters.
They regret themselves that Reggiani is treated in the film as "a victim", and not as the black widow that really was. Nor did you like the "Male Corporate Culture Environment" that is recreated at Casa Gucci and defendant ensuring that at that time of 80s the Italian firm has already had several women in positions of responsibility.
Some members of the Gucci family already censored the film even before the premiere. It was the case of Patrizia Gucci, who failed the election of Al Pacino to embody her father, a more "low, fat and ugly" actor than her progenitor. And she described as a horrible choice of Jared Leto for Paolo Gucci's role. The Bisniet of Guccio Gucci acknowledged a few months ago that she tried to contact Ridley Scott's wife, Giannina Facio, to learn about details about the film's approach and her characters, but she said she never received any response.
The director himself has greeted his opinion on the reaction of the heirs. "The people who wrote us on behalf of the family were offensively alarmingly," Scott explained to the Total Film magazine. "They said that Al Pacino did not physically represent Aldo Gucci in any way; however, sincerely, how could they be better represented than by Al Pacino? Perign me, but probably have the best actors in the world." Regarding Paolo Gucci, Ridley Scott assured that there is hardly any information about the character, but added that Jared Leto managed to show the extravagance that was seen in the photographs.
The film, based on the book of Journalist Sara Gay Ford who carries the same title, remains in the movie theaters of the polemic and obtaining good results. In the United States raised 21.8 million dollars, about 19.23 million euros to change, in its first five days, standing as the third film most seen behind charm and hunting: beyond. In Spain, Gucci's house premiered the week urging second position and raising 756,888 euros.Date Of Update: 08 December 2021, 09:42