Lady Gaga starts filming Gucci movie in Italy

Lady Gaga transforms into 'Black Widow' Patrizia Reggiani to film House Of Gucci movie in Milan.

Lady Gaga is in Milan to film the new Ridley Scott movie about the Gucci 'Black Widow' Patrizia Reggiani who was jailed for the murder of her ex-husband Maurizio Gucci.

The 11-time Grammy-winning singer, who achieved global fame with hits such as Poker Face and Bad Romance, plays Gucci's ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani, in Scott's movie House of Gucci.

The singer-actress, who co-starred in A star is Born with Bradley Cooper, posted a picture of herself on social media alongside co-star Adam Driver, who plays Maurizio Gucci.

The post, captioned simply "Signore e Signora Gucci," quickly went viral, attracting almost 4 million likes on Instragram.

Wearing a white fur hat and covered in gold jewellery, Lady Gaga's retro look and striking resemblance to the Italian socialite set the internet alight.

The pair are part of a stellar cast in Scott's movie, including Al Pacino, Jared Leto and Jeremy Irons.

Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani on the set of House of Gucci in Milan. Photo ANSA.

Set for release in November, the film is based on the novel The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden.

Reggiani was convicted of arranging the assassination of Maurizio Gucci outside his Milan office in 1995.

During her high-profile trial she gained the nickname "The Black Widow" and was sentenced to 29 years in prison. She served 17 years and was released in 2016.

Lady Gaga arrived in Rome in late February, hours after her dog-walker was shot in Hollywood, and her two French bulldogs, Koji and Gustav, were stolen.

She stayed in a hotel on the exclusive Via Veneto, scene of Rome's golden La Dolce Vita era, however it is reported that the star has found a penthouse overlooking the Roman Forum in which she will stay while filming in the capital.

Scott will film the movie in several different locations in Italy including Milan, Florence, Gressoney, Lake Como and Rome.

The veteran film director has a strong connection to Italy through his massive hit film Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe, and more recently All the Money in the World about the Getty kidnapping in Rome.