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Adam Driver is tailed by a gunman while acting out heir Maurizio’s murder on The House Of Gucci set 

New images have depicted the moment Maurizio Gucci is gunned down outside his office by hitman Benedetto Ceraulo in new movie The House Of Gucci. 

As filming continues to roll in Italy, Adam Driver, who is depicting the Gucci heir, was  seen sprinting away from the gunman as he was shot down – at the request of his estranged wife Patrizia Reggiani, played by Lady Gaga

 The Ridley Scott autobiographical drama documents Reggiani’s marriage, divorce and subsequent plot to murder her ex-husband, with new images showing the explosive moment Adam is gunned down in character. 

RUN! New images have depicted the moment Maurizio Gucci is gunned down outside his office by hitman Benedetto Ceraulo in new movie The House Of Gucci

Gaga stars as the ‘black widow’ opposite her on-screen husband Adam, who is playing the heir to the celebrated Italian fashion empire.

The film, which documents Reggiani’s sensational plot to murder her ex-husband, is based on the novel The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by author Sara Gay Forden. 

Reggiani was found guilty of paying a hit man €300,000 (£240,000) to murder 46–year–old Gucci, an heir to the fashion empire.

Her husband had left her for another woman 10 years previously after telling her he was going on a short business trip, from which he never returned.

On ya bike! As filming continues to roll in Italy, Adam Driver, who is depicting the Gucci heir, was seen sprinting away from the gunman as he was shot down - at the request of his estranged wife Patrizia Reggiani, played by Lady Gaga

On ya bike! As filming continues to roll in Italy, Adam Driver, who is depicting the Gucci heir, was seen sprinting away from the gunman as he was shot down – at the request of his estranged wife Patrizia Reggiani, played by Lady Gaga

A helping hand: The Ridley Scott autobiographical drama documents Reggiani's marriage, divorce and subsequent plot to murder her ex-husband, with new images showing the explosive moment Adam is gunned down in character

A helping hand: The Ridley Scott autobiographical drama documents Reggiani’s marriage, divorce and subsequent plot to murder her ex-husband, with new images showing the explosive moment Adam is gunned down in character

Starring role: The heirs to Gucci have aired their concerns about their depiction in upcoming Ridley Scott film, The House Of Gucci, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver

Starring role: The heirs to Gucci have aired their concerns about their depiction in upcoming Ridley Scott film, The House Of Gucci, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver

She was also said to be furious her former husband had started seeing other women, and feared her daughters’ $170million inheritance was at risk if he remarried before ordering the hit.

She also wanted more than the $650,000 she had been offered in a divorce settlement, the court heard.+

Reggiani eventually hired hitman Benedetto Ceraulo, a debt-ridden pizzeria owner who shot Gucci dead on the steps of his office in Milan as he arrived for work. Ceraulo was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

She was convicted after her clairvoyant and confidante Pina Auriemma turned informer and told police about the plot.

Off we go: Between takes Adam was zipping around on-set

Off we go: Between takes Adam was zipping around on-set 

During the murder trial, which transfixed Italy, Reggiani arrived each day wearing head-to-toe Gucci clothes and accessories.

The court heard how she had ordered the murder of her husband after he offered her $650,000 in a divorce settlement.

She was initially sentenced to 29 years in 1998, which was reduced to 26 on appeal. She served 18 – with her pet ferret Bambi as a companion for some of the time – before being released in October 2014.

Having Bambi by her side was a special privilege negotiated by her lawyers — however he was to suffer an unfortunate demise when a fellow inmate accidentally sat on him.

Lump sum: In 2017 a court ruled Reggiani was entitled to receive £900,000 a year from her ex-husband's fortune and she was given a lump sum of £16million for her time in prison

Lump sum: In 2017 a court ruled Reggiani was entitled to receive £900,000 a year from her ex-husband’s fortune and she was given a lump sum of £16million for her time in prison

Well-known for her luxury lifestyle, Reggiani once said: ‘I’d rather cry in a Rolls than be happy on a bicycle’ and turned down the offer of day release while in prison because it would have meant doing ‘menial’ work.

In 2017 a court ruled Reggiani was entitled to receive £900,000 a year from her ex-husband’s fortune and she was given a lump sum of £16million for her time in prison.

Maurizio Gucci was the grandson of Guccio Gucci, founder of the fashion company made famous with its double G logo.

In the early 1990s it was hit by problems and he sold the label for $120 million, just two years before his death.

It comes after the heirs to Gucci aired their concerns about their depiction.  

The great-grandchildren of Gucci fashion empire founder Guccio Gucci have appealed to filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott to respect their family’s legacy in the new movie that focuses on a sensational murder. 

The new film is scheduled to go on general release from November 24 2021.


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