Rome, Mar 17 (EFE) .- The artist Lady Gaga and the actor Adram Driver filmed today on Lake Como, in northern Italy, Ridley Scott’s film about the murder of Maurizio Gucci in 1995, a production criticized by members of that fashion dynasty.
In the film “House of Gucci”, Gaga takes on the shoes of Patrizia Reggiani, Maurizio Gucci’s ex-wife, played by Driver, whom he ordered to be shot and killed in 1995 in Milan (northern Italy), a crime for which the “black widow” spent eighteen years in prison.
After arriving in Rome a month ago, Gaga and the “Girls” actor have been seen filming in various parts of Milan, such as the outskirts of the Statale University or the central Via Montenapoleone, the haute couture and luxury district from the Italian city.
The actors themselves shared on their social networks a photo of both in what appears to be a ski slope in Gressoney, in the heart of the Alps, in the Italian region of Valle d’Aosta.
This Wednesday the production trucks arrived at Lake Como, in whose lavish villas many stars and tycoons from all over the world often rest.
During the filming, the “Bad Romance” singer was seen dressed in a white lace suit and with brown hair, accompanied by Driver, wearing a blazer and an informal blue plaid shirt, at what looks like a party in a crowded garden with swimming pool on the shore of the lake.
This will be Gaga’s second leading role in the cinema after “A Star is Born” (2019), with which she won the Oscar for best original song, and has already acted in films such as “Machete Kills” (2013) or in the television saga “American Horror Story”.
On this occasion, the artist is under Ridley Scott to play Patrizia Reggiani, convicted of ordering the murder of Maurizio Gucci, shot by a hit man on March 27, 1995 in Milan.
The film about the fashion dynasty will be based on the book “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor, and Greed” by Sara Gay Forden.
However, the production has already received criticism from the fashion family, who have regretted that no one contacted them when creating the story.
The writer Patrizia Gucci, author of the biography of her family and daughter of Paolo Gucci, who is believed to be Jared Leto, has regretted that no one from the film’s team has asked permission to speak of private events.
“In the family we are sure that the film will have errors and inaccuracies that have nothing to do with the historical truth,” he said in statements published by local media.
And he added: “As far as we know, it will be done by buying the rights to a book by a British journalist, a work that we consider absolutely baseless. Neither Ridley Scott nor anyone else has warned us and we are sorry.”
Criticisms even come from Reggiani herself, released since 2017. “She is very upset because dozens of production trucks have invaded Milan and she does not know anything or have contacted her,” her lawyer, Daniele, told Telelombardía Pizzi.
She also reproaches that Lady Gaga did not want to meet with her to prepare the character.