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Giannina Facio, Ridley Scott’s Costa Rican wife and the producer of his upcoming Gucci biopic film, revealed more details about the project on Wednesday night at pal Salma Hayek’s dinner for Sergio Rossi creative director Edmundo Castillo. The project is currently stalled due to the writers’ strike, but Scott seems to have settled on a writer, the third scribe to work on the script.
Facio said that while she was the one who read the biography and showed it to her husband, she defers to him on all creative matters, including casting, which hasn’t happened yet.
“Ridley makes all the decisions about the movie. He’s an artist, and he does what he wants,” she said, though she emphasized the actors chosen would be top notch, not Italian unknowns.
Given Scott’s proclivity for casting A-list stars like Russell Crowe, Denzel Washington and Julianne Moore, expect the cast to be star-studded. The film will span from the Sixties to the Nineties, and expect to see original period pieces from Gucci’s archives.
“I have spoken to all of the family members except for Patricia because I want to make sure we make an authentic movie,” said Facio. “Of course, everyone wants to tell it from their point of view.” Facio said her husband’s greatest talent is for “totally creating a world in which you feel like you are there. He’s gonna do Milan in the Eighties and Paris in the Nineties so well.”