Cate Blanchett to play Lucille Ball in upcoming biopic


Oscar-winning actress, Cate Blanchett is set to play legendary comedienne, Lucille Ball in an upcoming biopic.


Lucille Ball

The Social Network‘s Aaron Sorkin is slated to script the film, which will depict the I Love Lucy star’s glittering television career, as well as her 20 year marriage to co-star, Desi Arnaz.

Ball’s real-life children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr, are lined up to produce the biopic of their mother’s life. Ball’s story has been depicted on-screen twice before in the TV movies, Lucy and Desi (1991) and Lucy (2003).

It is uncertain when the as-yet-untitled biopic will be released. Meanwhile, Blanchett is set to receive the BFI fellowship at this year’s London Film Festival, where she will also appear in two film premieres; Carol and Truth. 

To get a taste for Blanchett’s upcoming role, watch a classic clip from I Love Lucy, below.


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