Cate Blanchett is Lucille Ball in this new Aaron Sorkin movie
Cate Blanchett Will Play Lucille Ball in the New Amazon Series Lucy and Desi
The true story of Lucille Ball's famously dramatic marriage to Desi Arnaz is heading to the small screen, with Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett set to play the legendary comedienne.
According to Deadline, the Aaron Sorkin-scripted show has been acquired by Amazon Studios, and will be an authorized account of the stars' tumultuous relationship. Ball and Arnaz, who portrayed fictional versions of themselves in the 1950s hit sitcomI Love Lucy, eloped in 1940, and divorced in 1960.
Lucie Luckinbill and Desi Arnaz Jr., the children of Ball and Arnaz, will be involved in the production of the biopic, and rights include the use of both subjects' memoirs.
No other casting details have been announced at this point, though Javier Bardem is reportedly being considered to play Arnaz.
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