Nicole Kidman Replaces Cate Blanchett as Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s Amazon Biopic ‘Being the Ricardos’

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are set to star as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz is a new film being set up at Amazon Studios, “Being the Ricardos,” from director Aaron Sorkin.

The Academy Award-winning scribe also wrote the film.

The news was first reported by Deadline.

An Amazon rep confirmed the project to IndieWire, though deals for the actors are still closing.Sorkin was reportedly originally only going to write the film, but decided to stay on to direct after his experience helming “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” a major Oscar contender this year at rival streaming giant Netflix.

Originally, Cate Blanchett was circling the script to play the leading role of Lucille Ball, according to reports, but has now been replaced by Kidman.

Fellow Aussie actress Blanchett was in talks to take on the role as early as 2017, when it was first bought by Amazon.“Being the

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