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Old 08-07-17, 12:49 PM
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Lucy and Desi -- Lucille Ball biopic (w: Sorkin) S: Blanchett -- Amazon

Amazon has scooped up the rights to the Lucille Ball biopic that will star Cate Blanchett and have a script by Aaron Sorkin.

The film will center on the life of the iconic actress, who starred on TV sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy and Life with Lucy. She was nominated for 13 Emmys and won four times, and she also won the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979. She was married to actor Desi Arnaz from 1940 to 1960.

The couple's children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., will produce the film along with Escape Artists. Jenna Block will oversee the project for Escape Artists.

Blanchett was most recently seen in Cinderella, Carol and Dan Rather biopic Truth. She will soon be seen in Ocean's Eight and Marvel and Disney’s Thor: Ragnarok. She’s repped by CAA and RGM Artists.

Sorkin wrote the scripts for The Social Network, Moneyball and Steve Jobs. He also wrote the script for Molly's Game, which he also directed, for Sony. He’s repped by WME.

Amazon continues to be very active in the acquisition space, recently acquiring the Black List script about Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp, which also is being produced by Escape Artists.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...ebook_20170807

I’m told that there is already movement toward finding a big star to play Ball’s former husband Desi Arnaz, with names like Javier Bardem in the mix, as well as for Fred and Ethel, the quartet behind one of TV’s classic early sitcoms.
http://deadline.com/2017/08/lucille-...os-1202143942/
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The material doesn't sound terribly interesting to me but I'll watch anything Sorkin does. Blanchett is just a bonus for me.
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The always humorous Kate Blanchett.
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