Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in talks to play Lucy and Ricky, respectively.
With Nicole Kidman Y Javier Bardem already in negotiations to lead Aaron Sorkinnext drama about the stars of I love lucy, the project has now filled in the other two important pieces of the casting: Fred and Ethel. Kidman and Bardem are in talks to play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez, respectively, in the Amazon Studios film called Being the ricardos, which will count a week of production in an episode of I love lucy.
Now THR reports that the Oscar-winning actor JK Simmons is in talks to play William Frawley, the actor who played Fred Mertz in the comedy, while Nina arianda is in negotiations to play Ethel actress Vivian Vance.
Sorkin wrote and will direct the film, which takes place over a week of I love lucy and finds Ball and Arnez facing challenges on two fronts: a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage. In the line of Steve Jobs, this film uses a fictional storytelling device to summarize certain key aspects of these people’s lives, and in the end it hopes to have offered a window into their lives and what made them unique.
Simmons, of course, won an Oscar for his work on Lash and he’s one of the most trusted and gorgeous actors working today, and both he and Arianda feel like the perfect casting for these two roles. Arianda won a Tony Award for her work on Broadway Venus in skinand has recently appeared on TV shows like Thousands of millions Y Goliath.
Sorkin made his directorial debut with the extremely strong 2017 film Molly’s game and is currently in the middle of the awards race with his Netflix courtroom drama. The Chicago 7 trial, so it could very well win an Oscar nomination for Best Director. Being the ricardos It will be his third feature film as a director, and I’m happy to see it without wasting time putting it together.
The project was originally conceived a few years ago with Cate blanchett ready to play Lucille Ball, but Sorkin decided to head himself after Molly’s game Y Chicago 7. As a huge fan of his work, and someone who feels that Steve Jobs He’s underrated as heck, I can’t wait to see what he puts together for Being the ricardos.
Filming is due to begin in April in Los Angeles.
The HBO series is based on the hit PlayStation video game.
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