MGM has nabbed rights to Ridley Scott’s true crime drama in regards to the homicide of trend icon Guccio Gucci’s grandson Maurizio Gucci, Selection has confirmed.
Woman Gaga is in early negotiations to star within the mission, which MGM will launch on Thanksgiving 2021.
The movie will likely be produced by Scott and Giannina Scott through their Scott Free Productions banner.
The screenplay is by Roberto Bentivegna and relies on the Sara Homosexual Forden guide “The Home of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Homicide, Insanity, Glamour, and Greed.”
The acquisition comes as Michael De Luca is starting to place his imprint on the studio. The “Fifty Shades of Gray” and “Captain Phillips” producer was tapped to take over as chairman of MGM’s movement image group in January. Earlier this week, De Luca employed veteran government and producer Pamela Abdy as president of the movement image group. She replaces Jonathan Glickman, who left that job three months in the past.
Lately, MGM has primarily targeted on remaking its library titles similar to “Ben-Hur” and spinning out extra sequels to the James Bond movies. It seems that De Luca goes to place a higher emphasis on growing and shopping for authentic properties. The studio’s newest Bond outing, “No Time to Die,” was scheduled to open in April, however has been postponed till January because of the coronavirus pandemic.