CATE BLANCHETT TO STAR IN LUCILLE BALL BIOPIC FOR AMAZON!

The authorized Lucille Ball biopic has found a home at Amazon. With a script penned by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Steve Jobs), Cate Blanchett is set to star as the iconic figure. The project will be a labor of love as the children of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz – Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. – will be producers on the film.

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The biopic will center on Ball’s incredible life, from her marriage to Desi Arnaz with whom she worked very closely to iconic roles from I Love Lucy to The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour and The Lucy Show. The Emmy-award winning star passed away in 1989 following an aortic rupture.

Blanchett can soon be seen in Ocean’s Eight and Thor: Ragnarok.

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