Psst... Is Angelina Jolie being groomed for Gucci film?
Could Angelina Jolie be about to star in Ridley Scott's forthcoming film, Gucci? Computer says "yes".... well, actually Variety does. I can already hear the sound of dollar signs from a Gucci campaign contract and subsequent fragrance/beauty endorsements.
The movie rag reports that Ang has signed on to play the femme fatale role in the film, which is a murderous drama based on the history of the Gucci family. If true, Jolie will play Patrizia Reggiano, the scheming ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, who was sentenced to 29 years in prison for plotting his murder.
It also documents the many fights that nearly destroyed the Gucci family, including Maurizio's rise to the top and his plans to reinvigorate the brand with the appointment of Tom Ford, before he was gunned down in 1995.
Although the project has been on the cards since 2007, sources say they are about to hire a writer to work on the script which examines the glitzy days of the 1970s and '80s.
Leonardo DiCaprio has also been approached by Ridley, but is yet to sign on. Production is expected to begin in 2010.
Ooh, Angelina and Leonardo in the same film about one of fashion's most notorious dynasties? Yes, please!