Photo: Penelope Cruz in Talks to Play Ex-Wife of Fashion Heir in 'Gucci'
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is currently being considered for a role in the film Gucci.
According to The Wrap, Cruz, 38, is in talks to play Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of the late heir to the fashion empire, Maurizio Gucci.
In 1995, as he arrived as work, Gucci was shot and killed by a hitman on the steps outside his office. The hitman was hired by Reggiani and she was initially sentenced to 29 years in prison. The couple had married in 1973 and were divorced in 1991, however, Gucci had left Reggiani for another woman in 1985.
Gucci has been floating around Hollywood for awhile, once even having Angelina Jolie tentatively attached.
The film will be directed by Jordan Scott, daughter of Hollywood heavyweight Ridley Scott.
The Italian family/fashion house has been trying to bring Gucci back to the top of the Hollywood fashion elite for years, and has become “increasingly involved in the film world.”
In October 2011, Reggiani was offered a chance at parole, but ultimately refused, saying, “I’ve never worked in my life and I’m certainly not going to start now.”