Angelina Jolie’s New Fashion Film Role?

Talk that Ridley Scott will be directing a film based on the story of fashion house Gucci has been around for years. Now it has been reignited by rumours of early casting decisions. Could it be Angelina Jolie and Leonardo Di Caprio playing the tempestuous couple Maurizio Gucci and Patrizia Reggiani?

If rumours are to be believed, director and producer Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven) will be starting the film about the Gucci legacy next year. The family behind the Italian fashion label were known for their heated arguments, but nothing could compare to the relationship of Maurizio Gucci, the founder’s grandson, and his wife, Patrizia Reggiani.

Soon after Maurizio sold Gucci to investment group Investcorp, he was shot and killed by a hitman. His fashionista ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani, was convicted for arranging the murder. “The film certainly has all the ingredients for a classic tale of intrigue, hubris and family infighting,” comments Ben Child for the Guardian newspaper.

If rumours are to be believed it will be Angelina Jolie who will be playing the murderous wife, who famously said “I’d rather cry in a Rolls-Royce, than laugh on a bicycle.” The famous actress even bears a physical resemblance to Reggiani. It is also rumoured that Leonardo Di Caprio will be playing the former head of the Gucci empire, Maurizio.

The film has been in the pipeline for director Ridley Scott since 2007, and is eagerly anticipated. There have been a number of fashion-related films this year, including Coco Before Chanel, Vogue documentary The September Issue and Rage, so it will be interesting to see a darker tale behind one of the world’s most famous fashion houses.


Sex And The City filming delayed, but open casting call announced!

Models Direct: Sex And The City filming delayed, but open casting call announced!
Models Direct: Sex And The City filming delayed, but open casting call announced!

It’s been announced this week that the filming of the second Sex And The City film has been delayed until the end of August.

The fashion-centred Sex And The City brand began back in 1998 with a TV show that ran for six seasons on the American cable channel HBO and received acclaim globally. The show centred on the sex lives of four modern New York women, with the main character being fashion-obsessed and writing for Vogue later in the series.

In 2008, a film based on the original series was released, starring all of the original cast and picking up with the characters four years later.

It was announced in February that a sequel to the film was in the works. It has more recently been reported that the main characters from the series and from the first film will be reprising their roles once again in Sex And The City 2, which is as yet unnamed.

Despite the delays that have been announced, apparently due to authorities in Dubai refusing filming rights within the country, the film’s release is still expected on May 28th, 2010.

Alongside the notice that filming would be delayed, an open casting call for the new film has also been announced. Taking place in New York, the casting call will fall on August 4th and will be looking for extras to feature in the film.

The Sex And The City bosses are apparently looking for people who look like “international types,” professional soccer players, fashion models, urban club goers, gays and lesbians, celebrity types, and upscale socialites.

I don’t think I quite fit the bill! Will any of you be having a go at auditioning?

– Lauren @ Models Direct