Jeremy Irons Is The Fourth Oscar-Winner To Star In Ridley Scott's New Gucci Murder Movie

Ridley Scott is assembling a big cast of popular actors for his next movie.

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The movie about the Gucci family drama has added another big name to its cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-winner Jeremy Irons (Watchmen, The Lion King) has signed on to appear in the film, which will be directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Blade Runner).

Irons joins a cast that already includes other Oscar-winners like Lady Gaga, Jared Leto, and Al Pacino. The movie also stars Adam Driver, Jack Huston, and Reeve Carney.

The movie is based on the book, The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed. The story follows the murder of Maurizio Gucci, who will be played by Driver. Lady Gaga plays Gucci's ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani, who went to prison for her involvement in her husband's death. She was sentenced to 29 years and is currently out of prison.

Irons will play Rodolfo Gucci, who is Maurizio's father. A report in August said Robert DeNiro was lined up to play the character, but it didn't work out that way.

In terms of the Oscar-winners, Irons won Best Actor in a Leading Role for 1990's Reversal of Fortune, while Lady Gaga won Best Song for A Star Is Born. Jared Leto won his Best Actor in a Supporting Role Academy Award for The Dallas Buyers Club, while Al Pacino won Best Actor in a Leading Role for 1992's Scent of a Woman.

The screenplay was written by Roberto Bentivegna. The film is set for a November 24, 2021 release, but whether or not it can hit that due to COVID-19 is unclear.

Filming is scheduled to take place after Scott finishes his current project, the period drama The Last Duel, which stars Adam Driver, Jodie Cormer, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck.

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