The heirs to the Gucci fashion dynasty threatened Ridley Scott’s film “House of Gucci” with legal action for an inaccurate portrayal of the family.
The heirs of Aldo Gucci — played by Al Pacino in the film — alleged that the movie’s producers “did not bother to consult” them before depicting the former chairman of the company and “members of the Gucci family as thugs, ignorant and insensitive to the world around them.”
“This is extremely painful from a human point of view and an insult to the legacy on which the brand is built today,” the family said in a statement widely cited by Italian media.
The murder drama centers on Milanese socialite Patrizia Reggiani who was convicted for plotting to assassinate her husband and fashion heir Maurizio Gucci in the 1990s.
Italian wire service ANSA reported the heirs slamming the film for how Reggiani was “portrayed not just in the film, but also in statements from cast members, as a victim trying to survive in a male and male chauvinist corporate culture.”
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