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'It was about murder'

It was about murder

Veteran filmmaker Ridley Scott responded to the criticism from the Gucci estate about his upcoming biographical crime film 'House of Gucci', saying they seem to have forgotten there was a murder in the family.

The movie stars Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, played by Adam Driver, the grandson of the Gucci fashion house founder Guccio Gucci.

Reggiani was abandoned after 12 years of marriage by Maurizio Gucci in 1985 for a younger woman. She was tried and convicted of orchestrating her ex-husband's assassination on the steps of his office in Italy in 1995.

Patricia Gucci, who is Guccio Gucci's granddaughter and Maurizio Gucci's first cousin, in April said that the 'MGM' film was 'stealing the identity of a family to make a profit to increase the income of the Hollywood system'.

Rubbishing Patricia Gucci's claims, Scott told the BBC's flagship radio news programme 'Today': "It was about murder. They forget: He was murdered. One of the brothers went to jail for tax evasion. So do not talk to me about making a profit. Are you kidding? When you do that, you tend to become public domain."

The 83-year-old director, known for iconic movies like 'Gladiator', said the TV spin-offs of his classic films 'Blade Runner' and 'Alien' are under development.

"We have already written the pilot for 'Blade Runner' and the Bible. So, we are already presenting 'Blade Runner' as a TV show, probably the first 10 hours," he said.

Scott, who recently saw the release of his period action drama 'The Last Duel', also confirmed 'Alien' was getting a 'similar' small-screen spin-off.

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