Over three years after word hit that Ridley Scott was going to dive into the world of Gucci, the project is finally picking up steam. And not just any steam -- femme fatale flavor with Angelina Jolie. Variety reports that the actress, who is already circling The Tourist, is now talking with Scott about whether she should jump on the Gucci train to play Patrizia Reggiano. That's Maurizio Gucci's ex, the woman who got a 29-year sentence for plotting his murder.

Fox 2000 wants to get things going next year, so the push is on. The script has been rewritten, given priority by the studio, and will focus on " the glamorous days of the Gucci family dynasty in the 1970s and '80s, when the family was selling $500 million in product annually." It will look into the familial fights, power struggles, and how the man was "gunned down in front of his Milan apartment in 1995."

Of course, having the femme fatale is good and all, especially after her fashion-centric stint in Gia all those years ago, but you can't have the murderess without the murderee. Scott hasn't signed anyone yet, although he has broached the topic with Leonardo DiCaprio. I guess that could work, but taking a look at this mug, I'm thinking Matt Damon will be asked next.

What do you think of this whole production and what actor would you thrust into the world of fashion and untimely death?
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