Lil’ rapper Lil’ Pump might want to consider re-releasing his song Gucci Gang in light of the news that a real live gang of Guccis is coming for the makers of the Gucci movie with knives out! We already learned that the real-life ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci (played by Adam Driver) Patrizia Reggiani (played by Lady Gaga) in Ridley Scott’s The House of Gucci, was none too pleased that Gaga didn’t come to meet her out of respect. Now Maurizio’s second cousin Patrizia Gucci has spoken out on behalf of the Gucci family to object to their beautiful Italian ancestors being played by Hollywood uggos. Specifically, Al Pacino who plays Aldo Gucci (Patrizia’s grandfather), and Jared Leto who plays Paolo Gucci (Patrizia’s dad). And considering they only have the same recent paparazzi shots that we do to judge by, who can blame them?
Like seriously, can the next Knives Out movie feature the Gucci family, because they are ruthless!
Patrizia Gucci slams Al Pacino’s casting in #HouseOfGucci “My grandfather was very handsome. Very tall, blue eyes, elegant. He’s being played by Al Pacino, who’s not tall. This photo shows him as fat, short, with sideburns, really ugly. Shameful. He doesn’t resemble him at all.” pic.twitter.com/7K8ebwNbFN
— Film Updates (@TheFilmUpdates) April 15, 2021
Coltelli Fuiri, am I right? According to USA Today:
The great-grandchildren of Guccio Gucci, who founded the luxury fashion house that bears his name nearly a century ago in Florence, are appealing to filmmaker Ridley Scott to respect their family’s legacy in a new film that focuses on a sensational murder.
One of Maurizio’s second cousins, Patrizia Gucci, is worried that the film goes beyond the headline-grabbing true-crime story and pries into the private lives of the Guccio Gucci heirs.
“We are truly disappointed. I speak on behalf of the family,” Gucci told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “They are stealing the identity of a family to make a profit, to increase the income of the Hollywood system….Our family has an identity, privacy. We can talk about everything. But there is a borderline that cannot be crossed.”
See what happens when we let Jared choose his own hair and makeup! The Gucci Gang has got a serious defamation of character case on their hands should they pursue it. A line has definitely been crossed!
— best of celeb (@digiceleb) April 8, 2021
This is disrespectful to me and the Italianx community https://t.co/j1dWERZepW
— Marie Bardi (@mariebardi) April 14, 2021
What’s the big deal? Il Pagliacci lives in a society too, you know. It just looks like he’s innocently explaining what a spicy meatball is, but Patrizia is having none of it. “Horrible, horrible. I still feel offended,” were her exact words.
Patrizia Gucci said her family will decide what further action they might take after seeing the film. Their concerns stem from the casting of top actors to play family members whose stories intersect little with Maurizio Gucci’s murder, the lack of current contact with Scott’s production company and inaccuracies they see in the book on which the film is based.
USA Today says she’s reached out personally to Ridley’s wife Giannina Facio (who is from Costa Rica, not Italy!) “for clarification on the scope of the film, but has not received any reply.” Giannina had previously spoken to the Gucci Gang back in the early 2000s to discuss a different project that focused on Aldo and Paola’s impact on the Gucci brand. But it seems like the OG Gucci Gang doesn’t really have a leg to stand on since The House of Gucci is being produced in collaboration with Jared’s friends over at THEE House of Gucci.
The Gucci family has not been involved with the Gucci fashion house since 1993, when Maurizio sold his remaining stake to the Bahrain-based company, Investcorp. It was later bought by the French group PPR, which is now Kering.
The fashion house is cooperating with the “The House of Gucci,” opening its archives to the film company for wardrobe and props. Salma Hayek, the wife of Kering CEO Francois-Henri Pinault, appears in the film. Leto is a close friend of creative director Alessandro Michele.
While Patrizia and her family aren’t able to stop this thing from happening, I do hope they will, at the very least, pursue legal action against Jared for eating his pizza this way.
In Italy, this HAS to be a jailable offense.
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