Today it was announced that Aaron Sorkin has found his Lucy and Desi for an upcoming film. He is currently in negotiations with Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem to play the iconic onscreen and offscreen couple.
The film, Being the Ricardos, follows Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz during one production week from hell of I Love Lucy when faced with two crises: One that could end production and another that could end their marriage. The film, which is being produced by Amazon Studios, also features a screenplay penned by Sorkin.
Coming on board as producers for the film is Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch from production company Escape Artists. Executive producers on the project are Jenna Block, David Bloomfield of Escape Artists, Stuart Besser, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Lauren Lohman.
Between this project and the previously announced Amy Poehler documentary, Lucille Ball is certainly managing to keep her place as a mainstay in pop culture. Even all these years later.