Cate Blanchett to Star in Lucille Ball Biopic

Cate Blanchett has been confirmed to star in an upcoming Lucille Ball biopic written by Aaron Sorkin, E! News reports.

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The movie will reportedly be titled Luci and Desi and will focus on Ball's 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz. 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. The tumultuous couple split in 1960.

In addition to I Love Lucy, Ball starred on The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy and Life With Lucy. During her career, Ball won four Emmys and the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979.

The rights to the film have been picked up by Amazon Studios, and the authorized biography will be produced by the couple's children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., as well as Escape Artists' Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch.

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