Ridley Scott's latest film House of Gucci is almost out in cinemas - promising a thrilling plot of murder, revenge and betrayal.

House of Gucci has been in the making since the mid 2000s - speculation grew in 2006 of a new Ridley Scott film portraying the Gucci family dynasty's fall from grace.

Featuring some of Hollywood's biggest stars, the incredible cast line-up includes Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani, Al Pacino as Aldo Gucci, Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci, Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci and Salma Hayek as Giuseppina "Pina" Auriemma.

Here's everything you need to know about House of Gucci - from the plot and release date to the question on everyone's minds: 'Is this based on a true story?'

But first, here's a quick warning: There are spoilers towards the end of this article. 

Release date in the UK and streaming

The world premiere for House of Gucci took place at Leicester Square in London on November 9, 2021.

The US release date for House of Gucci is November 24, 2021 while UK cinephiles will have to wait just a little longer.

It will be released in UK cinemas on November 26, 2021.

You will be able to stream House of Gucci via Paramount+ following its run in cinemas.

What is the plot of House of Gucci?

House of Gucci is set in Italy, following Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, and her marriage into the Gucci family over three decades.

Patrizia starts to unravel the family legacy with her huge ambitions and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge - and ultimately murder.

Following the path from love to betrayal, decadence and revenge, it depicts the events and aftermath of the 1995 murder of Maurizio Gucci, Italian businessman and head of the fashion house Gucci.

Maurizio Gucci was murdered by his own ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani.

Is House of Gucci based on a true story?

House of Gucci is based on the murder of Maurizio Gucci, Italian businessman and head of the fashion house Gucci, in 1995.

On March 27, 1995, a hitman shot Maurizio on the steps outside his office as he arrived at work. 

The hitman was hired by his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani with prosecutors describing her motives as a combination of jealousy, greed and resentment.

During the court case, the prosecution argued Reggiani wanted control over the Gucci estate while preventing Maurizio from marrying his new partner, Paola Franchi.

Reggiani served 18 years in prison and was released in October 2016.