Two years ago we mentioned the making of a Gucci movie and wondered what, if any, role Tom Ford would play. This was pre-Single Man and pre-soon-to-launch-womenswear and we relished the idea of seeing Tom Ford playing Gucci-era Tom Ford on screen. At the time, only Ridley Scott was attached to the project, but late last night Variety reported that Angelina Jolie's 'this close' to signing on to the project. She'd play Patrizia Reggiano, the matriarch who got twenty-nine years in jail for planning the assassination of her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci. As of now, the movie's plot will cover the 70's and 80's Gucci golden years, but they're still looking for the perfect script, and thus the perfect writer. Ridley Scott's also allegedly courting Leonardo DiCaprio for the role of Mr. Gucci. Though nothing's nailed down, and everyone's actually attached to other projects at the moment, Fox is making the movie a 2010 priority and hoping to start production early next year. Of course, what we really want to know is, who'll do the costumes? Or even better, will we see the actual Gucci archives on screen?
Two years ago we mentioned the making of a Gucci movie and wondered what, if any, role Tom Ford would play. This was pre-Single Man and pre-soon-to-la