It looks like Lady Gaga has nabbed her next film role.
And it’s a major one.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mother Monster is set to star in MGM‘s new ‘Gucci’ movie.
It’s notably being directed by Ridley Scott.
The film is a true crime drama about the murder of fashion maestro Maurizio Gucci.
Gaga, who won an Oscar for her performance in ‘A Star Is Born,’ is set to appear Patrizia Reggiani: the ex-wife ofGucci’, who was convicted of orchestrating his hit after he had an affair.
Based on Sara Gay Forden‘s book ‘The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, & Greed,’ the film has already been set for a November 24th 2021 release date.
A major indicator of the studio’s commitment to the flick, given that certain formalities with talent (including Gaga) are still being ironed out (per reports).
Speaking on the film, Giannina Scott – wife of Ridley, who is co-producing with him, said:
“This project has long been a labor of love for both Ridley and me. The story is so epic, the stakes so high and the characters so richly drawn that we were determined to get it to the big screen. To say we are thrilled to be teaming with Mike De Luca and his brilliant film group at MGM is an understatement. We can’t wait to see this come to life next year.”
Sources say MGM beat out ample competition for the rights to the film, including streamers such as Netflix; with Scott being sold on the studio’s commitment to a theatrical release.
Beyond her mammoth music career, Gaga’s acting activity has yielded fruitful results – including awards from the Golden Globes and nominations at the Emmys.
Time will tell if this ‘Gucci’ flick earns her even more.
The news comes as she gears up for the release of her sixth studio album ‘Chromatica.’