Amazon Studios has acquired the biopic “Lucy and Desi” which “The West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin is penning and has Cate Blanchett attached to star as sitcom great Lucille Ball.
Moves are being made towards landing major actors to take on the roles of Ball’s former husband Desi Arnaz along with their “I Love Lucy” co-stars Vivian Vance and William Frawley. Javier Bardem’s name has reportedly been cited as a potential Desi.
The subjects’ children, Lucie Luckinbill and Desi Arnaz Jr, are involved in this authorized telling of the tempestuous love/business relationship between Arnaz and Ball whose company Desilu Productions also produced the “Star Trek” franchise.
Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch will produce.