The long-awaited Lucille Ball biopic might need a brand new Lucy and Desi Arnaz.
Selection reviews that Nicole Kidman, 53, and Javier Bardem, 51, are in talks to play the married couple, who starred on “I Love Lucy” and had been additionally highly effective Hollywood producers, in an upcoming film.
Aaron Sorkin will direct the movie, referred to as “Being the Ricardos,” which he additionally wrote.
Cate Blanchett was initially connected to the venture, as just lately as 2017 when Amazon acquired it. Ball has been performed on TV and stage earlier than by Gillian Anderson and Sarah Drew.
Frances Fisher performed Ball in the one different movie completely about her life, 1991’s “Lucy & Desi: Earlier than the Laughter,” which was panned by critics.
Sorkin’s movie is claimed to happen throughout a Monday night time desk learn and live-audience shoot of an “I Love Lucy” episode, when Lucy and Desi’s relationship practically unravels.
Ball died in 1989 at age 77, whereas Arnaz died in 1986 at age 69.
“Being the Ricardos” has no launch date but, and most productions are on maintain in Hollywood throughout the coronavirus pandemic.