Sorkin’s biopic is called “Being the Ricardos,” and it will star Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball and Javier Bardem as her husband, Desi Arnaz. According to People, the film follows the famous comedian/actress and her husband during a week of production on “I Love Lucy.” The film has been very highly anticipated but has yet to release a premier date, per Town and Country. The film will also star J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Jake Lacy, and Alia Shawkat, per Harper’s Bazaar.
And if you weren’t already excited to see the film — Lucie Arnaz has said nothing but positive things about the film thus far. According to Palm Springs Life, Arnaz visited the film set for two days and called what she saw “extraordinarily classy and first rate,” and praised the cast as “really great performers.” However, she made a point to mention Kidman, who is playing her mother, calling her performance “spectacular.” Arnaz said, “The two days that I watched, though, were both little flashbacks, so she was playing Lucy in the late ’30s and mid-’40s. She wasn’t Lucy of Lucy Ricardo fame yet, so it was a trifle different,” Arnaz said, adding, “And I know she meant it to be, so it could feel different. But boy, what she did was astounding. She’s got such poise and class.”