Cate Blanchett to play Lucille Ball in authorized biopic

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Cate Blanchett is going to play Hollywood legend Lucille Ball in an authorized biopic to be written by Aaron Sorkin for Escape Artists.

The movie will focus on Ball’s 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz, with whom she starred on the classic TV sitcom I Love Lucy.

Ball had two children with Arnaz before they divorced in 1960 – Lucy Arnaz Jr. and Desi Arnaz Jr. who are set to produce with Escape Artists and Jenna Block as executive producer.

Although a rep for Cate Blanchett did not confirm the casting news, insider reports say that the role is a done deal.

Cate Blanchett can next be seen starring in upcoming lesbian romance “Carol”, which has been slated to hit limited theaters in the U.S. on November 20. She won her first of two Academy Awards for playing another Hollywood icon, Katharine Hepburn, in Martin Scorsese‘s The Aviator.

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