The highly-anticipated movie House of Gucci, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver, is starting to spark controversy, now that the Gucci family have shared their thoughts about the cast and storyline of the production.
Patrizia Gucci, second cousin of Maurizio Gucci, who is portrayed by Adam Driver, has revealed she is truly disappointed with the behind-the-scenes photos that have surfaced recently.
She also went on to explain that, speaking out on behalf of the entire family, she is asking director Ridley Scott to respect their family legacy.
The story is centered around the relationship of Patrizia Reggiani, played by the 35-year old Oscar winner, with Maurizio Gucci, the grandson of the Italian fashion house‘s founder Guccio Gucci.
Following a series of dramatic events, leading up to one of the most shocking scandals in Italy, after a hitman hired by his ex-wife, killed Maurizio in 1995.
Patrizia Gucci stated that the development of the film is “stealing the identity of a family to make a profit to increase the income of the Hollywood system.”
Some of the complaints shared by the family have to do with the casting decisions, taking aim at Jared Leto who plays Paolo Gucci, and Al Pacino who plays Guccio Gucci’s eldest son Aldo.
“My grandfather was a very handsome man, like all the Guccis, and very tall, blue eyes and very elegant,” referring to the recent behind-the-scenes photos, Patrizia says the film “shows him as fat, short, with sideburns, really ugly.”
The Gucci family says they are extremely offended and have tried to communicate with the director, confessing that they might take legal actions when they see the film.