In 2009 Ridley Scott had his eye on Angelina Jolie for a leading role in the Gucci movie, but his daughter Jordan Scott has replaced him as director of the story about grandson of the brand’s founder, and heir to the Gucci fortune, who was gunned down in 1995.
First announced in 2006 a script by Andrea Berloff has a number of writers involved in the project, set up at Scott Free Production.
Now comes word that the Oscar winner, Penelope Cruz, who is currently shooting The Counselor with Ridley, is slated to portray Patrizia Reggiani in Jordan’s drama about the family behind the famous clothing brand.
Reggiani, who became known as the Black Widow throughout her trial, was jailed in 1998 for hiring a hitman to kill her husband four years after the couple officially divorced.
She’s also known for her answer when brought before the parole board at San Vittore jail in Milan last year:
No thanks as it would mean getting a job and I have never worked a day in my life. I would prefer to stay in my cell and water my plants and take care of my ferret.
Jordan Scott last directed her directorial debut, Cracks, released in December 2009.
Check back soon when more updates and casting news from the Gucci movie arrive.
Source: The Wrap