Though Ball is remembered in U.S. popular culture as the star of I Love Lucy, Australian television audiences would be more familiar with one of her later programs, Here's Lucy, which was aired daily by the Nine Network in the 1980s.
Aside from one-upping HBO's controversial new series Confederate, Jeff Bezos' Amazon is making waves in the film industry via Amazon Studios. I don't know who the ideal screenwriter for a project like this would be, but it strikes me that Sorkin probably isn't that person. But the film will draw from Ball and Arnaz's respective memoirs, with their children Lucie Luckinbill and Desi Arnaz Jr. consulting. Generally speaking, casting a screen legend like Cate Blanchett as another one named Lucille Ball seems like a smart bet. The pair married in 1940, eventually creating the iconic sitcom I Love Lucy, through their production company, Desilu, which went on to launch multiple other shows.
Blanchett, meanwhile, has been nominated for six acting awards by the Academy, taking home the Oscar for best performance in 2004's "The Aviator" and 2013's "Blue Jasmine".
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Cate recently appeared in the Dan Rather biopic Truth and her latest movie credits include roles within Cinderella and Carol. What's more, the movie will center on Ball's life and her marriage to Arnaz.
The script has been written by Aaron Sorkin, who also wrote the scripts for The Social Network, Moneyball and Steve Jobs.
The studio is said to be moving quickly to find a big name actor for the role of Desi Arnaz, with Javier Bardem mentioned as one possibility.