MGM was the first studio to announce a major theatrical release delay due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and, even as the entire industry grinds to a halt amid the ongoing pandemic, continues to be one of the few Hollywood studios still making major deals. As MGM’s new film chairman Michael De Luca hires executives and reshapes the company, the studio has picked up Ridley Scott‘s true crime drama Gucci, based on the real-life murder of fashion house head Maurizio Gucci, and is in talks with Lady Gaga to star.
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A few people have lined up new films, or are getting their hoped-for projects closer to rolling. After the break,
- Jordan Scott takes over Gucci from her father,
- Nicholas Jarecki moves from Arbitrage to Fuel,
- and the Woman in Black sequel gets a director.
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It’s been a while since we’ve heard much about Ridley Scott‘s potential Gucci film, which would follow Maurizio Gucci, grandson of company founder Guccio Gucci, who was gunned down in Milan just before designer Tom Ford’s first collection for the label debuted. The project was announced in trades in December 2007 and has been bumped now and then. Now word is that it will be Scott’s next film, and it might have two big names in the cast. Read More »