Amazon nets Lucille Ball biopic with Cate Blanchett set to star

  • Amazon nets Lucille Ball biopic with Cate Blanchett set to star

Amazon nets Lucille Ball biopic with Cate Blanchett set to star

Aaron Sorkin (HBO's The Newsroom, The Social Network) will provide the script, while Cate Blanchett (Cinderella, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) is being tapped to play Ball.

The tale behind the relationship of one of television history's most iconic couples, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, has been trying to make its way to the big screen several years now, but, unfortunately, hasn't had much luck in terms of finding producers and distributors.

Deadline reports two-time Academy Award victor Cate Blanchett will play Lucille Ball in an upcoming biopic about the Western New York native and her husband, Desi Arnaz.

Here's Lucy also starred the then-teenaged Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr.

According to 'The Hollywood Reporter' a new feature film landing at Amazon has found its Lucille Ball in Our Cate. Lucy and Desi will have access to the memoirs written by Ball and Arnaz, the rights to which have been controlled by Luckinbill and Arnaz Jr.

Lucy and Desi will chronicle the late star's 20-year marriage to Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz, who she eloped with in 1940 and went on to form their company Desilu Productions, through which they created their classic TV sitcom. 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.

Deadline also reported that Javier Bardem is in talks to play Ball's husband Desi Arnaz.