While House of Gucci puts its A-list cast front and center, led by Lady Gaga, it began as an idea in a screenwriter’s mind. Namely, the mind of Roberto Bentivegna, who started the adventure that Ridley Scott eventually picked up and brought to the finish line. When given the chance to talk to him about this movie, I was quite the eager beaver. Love it or hate it, it’s the type of flick you want to talk to someone about. Considering how this film was his first produced work too, there was an excitement to his voice that only made it all even more charming. You can check out our back and forth now today.
This is some of what I had to say about House of Gucci in my review:
House of Gucci is, essentially, well done trash. Everyone is going big here, led by a turn from Lady Gaga that demands attention. Scott is letting his cast have fun, and it shows. Now, it leads to a messy nature that hampers the film as it progresses, but the first act is a highlight. Initially, the movie has a Martin Scorsese vibe to it, which lends to some major entertainment value. For some, boredom might set in by the end, but for others, it will be compelling from the first frame to the last.
Below, you can see my conversation with Bentivegna. We talk a lot about how the film came to be, as well as how he figured out exactly what to include and what to leave out. The movie also was fresh in my mind, so there was a giddiness to being able to have my first chat about the flick be with the writer himself. We don’t shy away from my thoughts on it being a trashy good time, and he doesn’t disagree. It’s an enjoyable discussion, one that should only make you more interested in seeing it later on this week. House of Gucci is out tomorrow in theaters everywhere, so the wait is almost over…
Here now is my interview with House of Gucci scribe Roberto Bentivegna. Enjoy:
House of Gucci is in theaters tomorrow!