Innnnnnersesting. To say the least.
Deadline announced today that Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in negotiations to play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnav in Amazon’s upcoming Being the Ricardos, the film about the relationship between the I Love Lucy stars.
The screenplay has been written by talky-talky Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, who will also direct the film from Amazon Studios and Escape Artists.
The film is set during one production week of I Love Lucy — a Monday table read through Friday’s audience filming— where Lucy and Desi face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.
I don’t know, I don’t know: Nicole isn’t really known for her comedy prowess. I’d have too go back to To Die For to point out a role she was really funny in. (Bewitched doesn’t count). And as for Javier…. He has done a few funny roles (notably Vicky Christina Barcelona and a Pirates of the Caribbean)… and Desi IS mostly a straight man to Lucy’s shenanigans… but I’m still on the fence about this casting news.
What do YOU think?