Lady Gaga will reportedly star in Sir Ridley Scott's upcoming film about the killing of Maurizio Gucci. According to Deadline, Gaga is set to play Gucci's ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani, who was found guilty of ordering his death.
Maurizio was the grandson of the brains behind renowned fashion label, Gucci. Whereas Gaga was recently nominated for an Oscar for her role alongside Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born.
For this new role, Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) will play the wealthy Italian socialite who had two children with the fashion boss, before their divorce in 1985.
Maurizio's wife was convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her estranged husband outside his Milan office in 1995 in a mafia-style hit. During the trial that attracted global media's attention, she was labelled the "Black Widow" by the Italian press.
Maurizio was at one time head of the fashion label and his death was a really high-profile case in Italy at the time. On the other hand, Reggiani served 18 years in prison before being released in 2016.
She denies the charge till date and according to Vogue, in an attempt to get the verdict overturned, her two daughters argued a brain tumour had affected their mother's behaviour.
Lady Gaga was praised for her acting ability in A Star Is Born and was nominated for best actress at this year's Academy Awards, missing out to British actress Olivia Colman.
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