Since Lady Gaga uttered the phrase “Father, Son, and House of Gucci” in the first official trailer for House of Gucci, we haven’t been able to stop thinking about this dramatic tale rife with seduction, power, and Italian accents. House of Gucci features a story tailor-made for a cinematic adaptation, and we have Ridley Scott and company to thank for bringing it to life. The movie debuts in theaters just before Thanksgiving, on November 24. But before you head off to your local cinema to watch Gaga “take out the trash,” let’s dive in a little bit more to this movie, featuring a venerated cast taking on some of the most illustrious and infamous members of the Gucci family.
House of Gucci is based on the true story of Patrizia Reggiani’s assassination of her husband, Gucci heir Maurizio Gucci. The film’s cast of characters includes a number of Gucci family members, and they’re brought to life by some of the most respected talents in Hollywood: Gaga, of course, plays our Patrizia, while Adam Driver plays Maurizio Gucci, Al Pacino plays Aldo Gucci, Jared Leto and Jeremy Irons play Paolo and Rodolfo Gucci, and Salma Hayek plays Giuseppina ‘Pina’ Auriemma, one of Patrizia’s accomplices.
This cast is stacked with a who’s who of Oscar winners and nominees, and with Ridley Scott stitching the story and performances together, you’ve got quite the outfit. Before the film hits theaters, take a look at the side-by-side photos of the cast and the real-life people they play.