Amazon Acquires Lucy and Desi With Cate Blanchett Set to Star

Amazon Acquires Lucy and Desi With Cate Blanchett Set to Star

In fact, there's been talk of the Carole star playing legendary comic actress Lucille Ball since 2015.

The film will explore Ball's professional and family life and her marriage to Desi Arnaz; Ball and Arnaz were married between 1940 and 1960.

Almost two years after it was revealed that Oscar-winning producer Aaron Sorkin started work on writing the script for an authorized Lucille Ball biopic, they've finally found the actress who will play the iconic star in the film - Lord of the Rings franchise star Cate Blanchett.

Blanchett was first linked to the feature back in 2015, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, is still not officially on board, but is now in talks.

The rights for the movie include access to the official memoirs written by both Arnaz and Ball, which are now controlled by the couple's children, Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie Luckinbill.

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Still, Lucy and Desi starred in on one of the most successful sitcoms of all time and their production company, Desilu Productions, is responsible for the original "Star Trek" series and the "Mission: Impossible" TV show. Blanchett has won Oscars for The Aviator and Blue Jasmine.

Demigod Cate Blanchett just signed on to star as Lucile Ball in the upcoming biopic Lucy and Desi and we're so thrilled we may just go stomp around in a barrel of grapes to celebrate.

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.

Blanchett, who recently made her Broadway debut in THE PRESENT, will soon return to the London stage in the role of Margo Channing in Ivo van Hove's ALL ABOUT EVE.

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