Ridley Scott Does Gucci Biopic

Fox 2000 is turning the story of the Gucci fashion dynasty into a directing vehicle for Ridley Scott says Variety.

Charles Randolph (“The Interpreter”) will write the drama which chronicles the wild and glamorous story of the Gucci family in the 1970s and ’80s, when its 153 shops moved $500 million in product annually.

Much of the focus will be on Maurizio Gucci, grandson of founder Guccio Gucci, who was the unlikely winner of a bloody power struggle to run the family business. On the verge of his greatest success – a daring fashion show debuting the clothes of newcomer Tom Ford – Maurizio was gunned down in front of his Milan apartment in 1995.

Scott is presently in Morocco, directing “Body of Lies” with Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe for Warner Bros. Pictures. He’ll follow that up with Universal’s Robin Hood drama “Nottingham” in March.