Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem in talks to play Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin-directed movie: verslae

Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem in talks to play Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin-directed movie: verslae

Nicole Kidman en Javier Bardem are in talks to secure roles in the upcoming Lucille BallDesi Arnaz fliek, “Being the Ricardos,” volgens berigte.

Kidman, 53, will portray Ball while Bardem, 51, will tackle Arnaz.

The film will follow the relationship between the famedI Love Lucyco-stars, and will be directed by Aaron Sorkin (“Molly’s Game,” “Die verhoor van die Chicago 7”), Sperdatum en Verskeidenheid verslag doen.

The prolific filmmaker has also written the script, which will reportedly be produced for Amazon Studios and Escape Artists.

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According to both outlets, die rolprent will take place within one week of production on the iconicI Love Lucysitcom, beginning with a table read and carrying the audience through to a live taping.

Nicole Kidman (links) and Javier Bardem (reg) are in talks to star as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Amazon's 'Being the Ricardos.'

Nicole Kidman (links) and Javier Bardem (reg) are in talks to star as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Amazon’s ‘Being the Ricardos.(Getty Images)

Daarbenewens, the two will face crises that could put an end to their careers and their marriage, per the outlets.

Sorkin, who is known mostly for his writing, was originally set only to pen the script, but his time directingChicago 7led him to direct as well. Sorkin won an Akademieprys in 2011 for writingThe Social Networkand picked up a slew of awards for writingThe West Wing.

It’s currently unknown when production will begin due to the voortdurende koronavirus-pandemie, but the film has gained steam afterChicago 7debuted on Netflix.

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Cate Blanchett had previously eyed the role but ultimately passed, lining up the Oscar-winning Kidman to play the legendary actress, Sperdatum gerapporteer.

Kidman’s known for the movie musicalMoulin Rouge!” as well as recent forays into television likeDie ongedaan maak” en “Big Little Lies.” The star was last seen in Netflix’sThe Prom.

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Bardem, who won an Oscar in 2008 vir “No Country for Old Men,” is known for pictures likeSkyfall” en “The Sea Inside.He will also be seen in Warner Bros.upcomingDuneand Disney’s live-action remake ofThe Little Mermaid.

The Aaron Sorkin-helmed flick will follow a week in the production of 'I Love Lucy' in the 1950s. The show starred Lucille Ball (links) and Desi Arnaz (reg). (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

The Aaron Sorkin-helmed flick will follow a week in the production of ‘I Love Lucyin the 1950s. The show starred Lucille Ball (links) and Desi Arnaz (reg). (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

I Love Lucystarred the married couple and aired on CBS from 1951 aan 1957. The show followed Ball’s Lucy as she tried to break into showbiz alongside her husband, Ricky Ricardo. The program was noted for its progressive depiction of an ethnically diverse couple.

Ball and Arnaz divorced in 1960.

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Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch of Escape Artsits will produce while the company’s Jenna Block David Bloomfield will executive produce alongside Stuart Besser, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz, Jr.the two children of the famous coupleand Lauren Lohman.

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Fox News has reached out to representatives for Kidman, Bardem, Sorkin, Amazon and Escape Artists for comment.

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