The upcoming Lucille Ball biopic at Amazon has just added new cast members. The film starring Nicole Kidman (Lucille Ball) and Javier Bardem (Desi Arnaz) has cast Arrested Development stars Tony Hale and Alia Shawkat, as well as Jake Lacy from High Fidelity.
The film, titled Being the Ricardos, comes from the mind of Aaron Sorkin with Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, as executive producer. The film will take place over one week during a crucial filming time for Ball and Arnaz on the classic sitcom, I Love Lucy.
Arnaz recently said, "My brother Desi and I signed on because this is a story of our folk’s real-life passionate, tempestuous and complicated relationship and not a recreation of I Love Lucy – no one could do that. We felt exploring that relationship could be an enlightening challenge. We asked Amazon for the best and we got it with every hire. Aaron Sorkin has not told this tale as a ‘cradle to grave’ biopic. Instead, he’s chosen to illuminate a snippet of time during an incredibly intense period of their show’s enduring success. The casting choices have all been inspired and Desi and I are so looking forward to seeing what this impressive group of actors make of Sorkin’s delicious script.”
What do you think about the cast additions? Are you excited to watch Being the Ricardos?