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Guccio Gucci’s great-grandchildren say they are “really disappointed” with the portrayal of their family in a new film starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver.
The upcoming House of Gucci film is based on a book about the 1995 murder of Maurizio Gucci, which led to the infamous trial and conviction of his ex-wife who served 16 years for contracting his murder.
However, the family have expressed concerns about the new film, saying it was an intrusion on the privacy of the Gucci heirs, calling on filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott to respect the family legacy.
Patrizia Gucci, Maurizio’s cousin, said: “We are really disappointed. I am speaking on behalf of the family.
“They steal the identity of a family to make a profit, to increase the income of the Hollywood system … our family has an identity, a privacy. We can talk about everything. But there is a border which cannot. be crossed. “
She added that she had contacted Sir Ridley’s wife, Giannina Facio, who had previously met family members, about their issues with the film – but heard no response.
Patrizia also threatened to take further action after watching the film.
Their issues range from casting actors, to the production company’s lack of communication with the Gucci family, to the many inaccuracies in the book the film is based on.
In the film, Al Pacino plays Guccio Gucci’s eldest son, Aldo, whose granddaughter says she remembers him as a skillful businessman who helped expand Gucci’s global reach.
Speaking of the paparazzi photos taken on set, Patrizia said, “My grandfather was a very handsome man, like all Guccis, and very big blue eyes and very stylish.
“He’s played by Al Pacino, who’s not that tall already, and this picture shows him so big, short, with sideburns, really ugly. Ashamed, because he doesn’t look like him at all.”
Meanwhile, Jared Leto, who plays Paolo Gucci, was pictured with unkempt hair and dressed in a lilac corduroy suit – something Patrizia said “offended.”
The Gucci family has not been involved with the fashion house since 1993, after Maurizio sold his shares to Bahraini company Investcorp. Gucci was then bought by the French group PPR, now Kering.
Salma Hayek, married to Kering CEO, appears in the film.