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Italian Murderess Patrizia Reggiani is the Perfect Role for Lady Gaga

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06.11.2019
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If there were two things pop star Lady Gaga wanted to tell the world, they would be that she’s ready for an illustrious acting career and that she’s Italian. Gaga will get her chance to shine in both ways in her next role, her first since earning an Academy Award nomination for her performance in A Star is Born. This time she’s playing Patrizia Reggiani, ex-wife and convicted murderer of former Gucci fashion house head Maurizio Gucci.

Under the direction of Ridley Scott and with a script by Roberto Bentivegna, the film will be based on Sara Fordon’s book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed, according to the report from Deadline. While the book exposes the entire rise, fall, and re-ascent of the Gucci house, the real standout story is Reggiani’s.

“Unclear motives” would not be the right term when it comes to Reggiani’s murder of her ex-husband. Rather, the socialite claims to have had too many. Although the couple divorced in 1991, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what made her hire a hitman to kill Gucci four years later. Fordon details the number of issues that may have influenced Reggiani. Two big red flags include Gucci’s absurd spending habits and his entanglements with his much younger mistress.

Before the murder, Reggiani was a well-known member of the fashionable elite. Of course, she was the wife of the grandson of Gucci founder Guccio........

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