Published: Wed, August 09, 2017
Medical | By Rita Mcdonald

Amazon To Release Lucille Ball Biopic Starring Cate Blanchett

Amazon To Release Lucille Ball Biopic Starring 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. I don't know who the flawless screenwriter for a project like this would be, but it strikes me that Sorkin probably isn't that person.

"Lucy and Desi" will follow the relationship between the "I Love Lucy" couple, whose relationship was well-known on screen and off. A resident of Jamestown, New York, her legacy was the inspiration for the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center comedy museum and the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, both of which take place in her hometown.

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Though Lucille initially filed for divorce in 1944, she finally went through with the legal separation in 1960, married again and died in 1989. Her portrayal of Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese's 2004 film The Aviator brought her critical acclaim and many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, making her the only actor to win an Oscar for portraying another Oscar-winning actor.

Cate recently appeared in the Dan Rather biopic Truth and her latest movie credits include roles within Cinderella and Carol. Amazon scooped up the rights to the project and tasked Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) to pen the script. Producers are reportedly eyeing Javier Bardem and other big names to star in the biopic, Deadline reported.

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"THR" reports Blanchett is in talks to star in a film based on the life of Ball, which is being produced by her and Desi Arnaz's children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr.

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