Cate Blanchett to Play Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin-Scripted Drama

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And now Australian star Cate Blanchett has been tipped to play Lucille in an authorised biopic about the American actress. In an unprecedented move, Ball insisted CBS hire her real-life husband, Arnaz, to costar alongside her.

Are you guys excited for Lucy and Desi? Unlike their competitor, Netflix, Amazon Studios does release their films in theaters before bringing them to their streaming service, so look for the new movie to appear on the big screen in either 2018 or 2019.

The film will center on the life of the iconic actress, who starred on the TV sitcoms "I Love Lucy", "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour", "The Lucy Show", "Here's Lucy" and "Life With Lucy". While little is known about what the series will depict, the pioneering comedienne and her relationship with Desi Arnaz has been a point of discussion for over half a century.

Blanchett has won two Academy Awards, and is now filming the film adaptation of the novel Where'd You Go, Bernadette? While Ball and Arnaz's marriage fell apart, their production company was a huge success, going on to produce Star Trek after I Love Lucy ended.

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The West Wing writer Aaron Sorkin is set to write the film and we can hear the fait ring of Oscar nominations in our ears.

There are discussions underway as to who will portray the important role of Arnaz, with Deadline adding Javier Bardem's name into the mix as a potential candidate.

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.

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