Ever since Lady Gaga floored critics and audiences alike with her performance in A Star Is Born last year, the world’s been waiting to see what movie she’ll do next. And now we know: Deadline reports the pop icon is slated to star in a film about the Gucci family, specifically the murder of the founder’s grandson.
Gaga will play Patrizia Reggiani, who was convicted in 1998 for arranging the murder of her husband, Maurizio Gucci. She was released from prison in 2016 after serving 18 years.
Ridley Scott, who’s directed several critically acclaimed movies, like The Martian and Gladiator, will helm this project. If his previous work is any indication, we’re in for another awards-season blockbuster. (Scott himself has amassed four Oscar nominations, while Lady Gaga scored a nomination for best actress and a best original song win for “Shallow,” the central tune in A Star Is Born.)
Not much is known about the Gucci project at this time, but here are a few details.
The plot: From a script by Roberto Bentivegna based on Sara Gay Forden’s book, The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed, the movie will center on the rise of the Gucci empire and its foray into the corporate world under CEO Domenico De Sole and creative director Tom Ford. Interspersed with this is the story of Reggiani, who had two daughters with Maurizio Gucci (he left her in 1985 for a younger woman). According to Deadline, Reggiani had a brain tumor removed, which her children blame for her actions involving Maurizio’s murder. But the tabloids weren’t as kind to the matriarch, dubbing her a scorned “Black Widow.”