You know those times when you are absolutely going to see a movie based on the director, cast, and story, but the trailer is kinda….not great? That’s how we feel about the first look at Ridley Scott‘s upcoming “House of Gucci.” Boasting a slew of Oscar winners and nominees, this MGM flick has had our attention since the first rumblings of it a few years ago.
Based on the book by Sara Gay Forden, “House of Gucci” is inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci. Spanning three decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder, we see what a name means, what it’s worth, and how far a family will go for control.
Lady Gaga stars along side Adam Driver as Patrizia Reggiani and Maurizio Gucci, respectively. Reggiani notoriously ordered the murder of her ex husband, who had left her for a younger woman. The cast, as we mentioned, is stacked. Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, and Jared Leto round out the rest of the Gucci family.
The first trailer arrived yesterday, and….there’s something about it that just isn’t connecting. Sure, tales of rich fashion icons and their mentally unstable spouses make for great drama, but the hook just isn’t there.
We’re still gonna see “House of Gucci,” probably multiple times. It’s set to hit theaters on November 24th, 2021.
Mary Anne Butler
Mary Anne Butler (Mab) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), Bleeding Cool (where she was News Editor), and now Nerdbot as Editor-In-Chief. Over the past 10 years, she’s built a reputation at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. Though she be but little, she is fierce.