Javier Bardem plays Lucille’s husband Desi Arnaz
Amazon Studios has released the first trailer of Being Ricardo, a feature film that comes after marriage I love Lucy Stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
Starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as Ball and Arnaz, respectively, the film takes place over the course of a week in the making of the classic 1950s TV sitcom.
Being Ricardo Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. This is his third film in the director’s chair. molly’s game And Chicago Trial 7.
Lucille and Desi’s daughter Lucy Arnaz has praised Kidman’s performance, and even recorded a special message. instagram After watching the full movie.
“It’s friggin’ amazing,” Lucy said. “that boy [Sorkin] Made a great film.
“He captured the essence of that time in his life very well. He captured the heart of my mother, my father, their relationship. He captured the love between the players on the show I Love Lucy, the tension that This particular week was brought up when all hell broke loose, and Nicole Kidman became my mother’s soulmate.
“She kept crawling into her head. I don’t know how you do that. She cares so deeply about this part, it shows, and I believe in everything she says.”
“Javier Bardem, he doesn’t really look like my father. But he has everything that Dad had. He has his wit, his charm, his dimples, his musicality, his strength and tenacity, and you Can tell from the performance that he loved her.”
The film also stars JK Simmons as William Frawley, who played landowner Fred Mertz. I love Lucy, and Nina Arianda as Vivian Vance, aka Lucy’s best friend Ethel Mertz, alongside Tony Hale, Aaliyah Shawkat, Clark Gregg, Linda Lavin, and Jake Lacey.
Being Ricardo Will release in theaters on December 10 and will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video from December 21.