Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem in talks for Aaron Sorkin's Being the Ricardos
Sorkin has written the screenplay and will direct the film for Amazon Studios and Escape Artists
Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in talks to join Aaron Sokrin's upcoming directorial, Being the Ricardos. If everything falls in place, Kidman will play Hollywood icon Lucille Ball, while Barden will essay the role of her husband, Cuban-American actor Desi Arnaz.
Sorkin has written the screenplay and will direct the film for Amazon Studios and Escape Artists. The story will take place during a production week on the sets of I Love Lucy, starting with a Monday table read through an audience shoot on Friday. "Ball and Arnaz will face challenges that could end their careers and their marriage," reads the plotline.
Escape Artists' Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch are producing the film. Executive producers of the project are Jenna Block, David Bloomfield, Stuart Besser, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr, and Lauren Lohman.