Lady Gaga completely captured the internet’s attention with a photo of herself standing in the snow with Adam Driver on the set of their upcoming movie, House of Gucci. That might sound like an ordinary concept—just look at photos from Sundance Film Festival if you want to see celebrities in the snow—but the actors just look so…different in their costumes. For those not familiar with House of Gucci, the duo will be playing married couple Patrizia Reggiani and Maurizio Gucci in a new crime biopic about, you guessed it, the iconic fashion designer.
As one Twitter user joked about the pic: “adam driver and lady gaga look like they’re about to drop a new critical theory reader.”
It’s true that Lady Gaga and Adam Driver look nothing like themselves IRL—which is one reason why we can’t wait to see House of Gucci when it hits theaters later this year. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming film.
Who’s in the cast?
Well, we already know that Gaga and Driver are starring in the movie. But the cast includes lots of other big names as well, including Jared Leto, Al Pacino, and Jeremy Irons.
Prominent director Ridley Scott is at the helm of the film, which has been in the works for more than a decade. In fact, Gaga and Driver weren’t always set to be the leads. Angelina Jolie and Leonardo DiCaprio were rumored to star at one point. Later, Penelope Cruz signed on to play Patrizia, and then Margot Robbie was attached. Judging by the photos, Gaga’s acting chops (A Star Is Born, anyone), and Driver’s movie star factor, fans will be more than satisfied with what they see on screen.
What’s the movie about?
The movie focuses on Patrizia Reggiani (Gaga) and Maurizio Gucci (Driver) during the downfall of the Gucci family dynasty. It’s based on the book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden. Gaga’s character, Patrizia, was tried and convicted of ordering the assassination of her ex-husband and former head of the fashion house.
After Patrizia was released in 2016, a reporter asked her why she didn’t shoot Maurizio herself. She reportedly replied, “My eyesight is not so good. I didn’t want to miss.” Can’t you hear Gaga uttering that line?
Where is it filming?
The movie is shooting in Italy, of course. Filming began in Rome and later moved to the town, Gressoney, in the Italian Alps. Gaga and Driver were also seen filming in Milan, which you can see in the photo above.
When does it come out?
House of Gucci is expected to hit theaters on November 24, 2021, which is the fashion house’s 100th anniversary. Can’t wait.