Cate loves Lucy | Blanchette tipped to star in comedian's biopic

Cate loves Lucy

Blanchette tipped to star in comedian's biopic

Cate Blanchett is set to play Lucille Ball in a new biopic of the comedian’s life.

Blanchett is yet to official sign up for the movie, which is being made for streaming platform Amazon, but The Hollywood Reporter says a deal is close.

The script has been written by Aaron Sorkin, author of  A Few Good Men, The West Wing and The Social Network, and the film is being produced by Ball's children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr.

The as-yet untitled film will explore Ball's professional life as star of one of the biggest sitcoms in US history and her role as the first woman to run a major television studio.

It will also cover her family life, including her 20-year marriage to co-star Desi Arnaz.

Published: 8 Aug 2017

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