Amazon snaps up Lucille Ball biopic, starring Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett Will Play Lucille Ball in the New Amazon Series Lucy and Desi

Though Ball is remembered in United States popular culture as the star of I Love Lucy, Australian television audiences would be more familiar with one of her later programs, Here's Lucy, which was aired daily by the Nine Network in the 1980s.

According to 'The Hollywood Reporter' a new feature film landing at Amazon has found its Lucille Ball in Our Cate. Cate Blanchett will play the iconic United States comedienne and producer, reported The Hollywood Reporter.

The Oscar victor signed on to play the "I Love Lucy" actress in a film penned by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin in September, 2015, and now, nearly two years on, the project is finally beginning to take shape. They married and had two children together, but divorced in 1960 after 20 years together due to Arnaz's drinking problems and other issues.


Are you guys excited for Lucy and Desi? Blanchett has won Oscars for The Aviator and Blue Jasmine. The drama will look at the marriage of Ball and Arnaz and their business relationship set around their company Desilu.

Sorkin, whose credits include "A Few Good Men", "The West Wing" and "The Social Network", is writing the script based on memoirs written by both Ball and Arnaz, the rights to which were secured from their children, Lucie and Desi Jr. Her turn as Queen Elizabeth I of England in Shekhar Kapur's 1998 Elizabeth launched her into to global spotlight, and she reprised the role for 2007's Elizabeth: The Golden Age, for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar.

Deadline also reported that Javier Bardem is in talks to play Ball's husband Desi Arnaz.

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