When Hollywood directors want a sexy and seductive actress to play a femme fatale, who do they call? Angelina Jolie of course.
The sultry star is in talks with Ridley Scott to play Patrizia Reggiano – who was sentenced to 29 years in jail for plotting the murder of her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci – in a drama about the Italian fashion dynasty.
Angelina’s cornered the movie market when it comes to dangerous and alluring women with roles including the assassin Mrs Smith in Mr & Mrs Smith, Grendel’s mother in Beowulf, Fox in Wanted and the title role in the upcoming spy thriller, Salt.
Gucci is slated for release in 2010 and will recreate the heady days of the Gucci dynasty in the ’70s and ’80s when the family was selling $500 million worth of luxury goods a year.
Maurizio, the grandson of founder Guccio Gucci, came out on top after a power struggle within the family.
Just as he was about to re-establish the brand name with a line designed by Tom Ford he was gunned down in front of his Milan apartment in 1995.
Angelina will star opposite Terminator Salvation hunk Sam Worthington in The Tourist and there are rumors that a sequel to Wanted is in the works.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been approached to play her husband, Maurizio.