Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett has been roped in to play comedy icon Lucille Ball in an upcoming film, to be directed by Aaron Sorkin. Aaron Sorkin (A few good men, the social network, steve jobs) is one of the most celebrated writer in the history of cinema.
This will be the first time Aaron Sorkin directing his own material after collaborating with the likes of David Fincher and Danny Boyle. Ball starred on the TV sitcoms “I Love Lucy”, “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour”, “The Lucy Show” and “Life With Lucy”. She received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979.
She was married to actor Desi Arnaz from 1940 to 1960. Actor Javier Bardem is eyed to play Arnaz in the film. Ball and Arnaz’s children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr, will produce the film with Amazon securing the rights to release it.