Jeremy Irons has joined Lady Gaga in Gucci, the crime drama that Ridley Scott is directing for MGM.
The fashion-focused true-crime drama, based on the book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed, will focus on the murder of fashion trailblazer Maurizio Gucci, with Gaga playing Patrizia Reggiani, Gucci’s ex-wife who was convicted of orchestrating his hit after he had an affair.
Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Al Pacino, Jack Huston and Reeve Carney are in various stages of sowing up their deals for the feature.
Driver is starring as Maurizio Gucci, who learns to be ruthless to expand the Gucci empire.
Irons will play Maurizio's father, Rodolfo Gucci. Reports surfaced in August that Robert DeNiro was to play the part, but they proved premature.
Roberto Bentivegna penned the screenplay for the feature, which will be produced by Ridley and Giannina Scott via Scott Free Productions as well as Kevin Walsh. MGM has set a Nov. 24, 2021 release date for the feature.
Irons earned an Emmy nomination for his work in HBO’s acclaimed series Watchmen, in which he played megalomanic genius Adrian Veidt. He is currently in production on Netflix’s Munich, an adaptation of Robert Harris’s acclaimed novel, playing British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. Irons, who previously worked with Scott on Kingdom of Heaven, will reprise his role as Alfred Pennyworth in Zach Snyder's Justice League for HBO Max. He is repped by CAA.