WEEK IN WOMEN: Gaga to Star in Gucci Murder Movie – Brandy McDonnell reports

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In her first film since she earned a best actress Oscar nomination for the 2018 version of Star Is Born, Lady Gaga will star in a movie about the Gucci family fashion empire and the murder of the grandson of its founder, Guccio Gucci.

Gaga will portray Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, whom he left in 1985 for a younger woman after 12 years of marriage.

Reggiani was tried and convicted of coordinating her ex-husband’s assassination on the steps of his office in Italy in 1995. She was nicknamed Black Widow during the trial and served 18 years before being released from prison in 2016. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.