Cate Blanchett to Star as Lucille Ball in Biopic

Cate Blanchett has become one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses. Her next big film will be her playing the role of Hela, the villain in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. Blanchett has seen her star power grow and recently was cast in the Amazon Studio’s untitled biopic about the life of famous TV actress and comedian Lucille Ball.

The movie will tell the story of Lucille Ball and her rise to fame in Hollywood. It will cover her story from her career as the star of TV’s I Love Lucy, as well as her famous marriage and divorce with actor and singer Desi Arnez, whom played her husband on the tv show as well. Amazon looks to be holding nothing back as it has been rumored that they are courting Javier Bardem for the role of Desi Arnez, as well as other big name A-listers to play her friends,Fred and Ethel, from the show.

The film is set to be written by screenwriter Aaron Sorkin who has a solid history of biopic work with films like Social Network and Steve Jobs under his belt. Blanchett who is not one who shy’s away from biopic films, as she has portrayed famous people in movies like Elizabeth and The Aviator

Production on the film seems to be well underway even without a release date set for the film. So what are your thoughts on the film? Do you want to see a biopic about the life of Lucille Ball? Personally I grew up on this show as my mother was and still is a huge fan of her and the show so this is one I will be definitely looking forward too. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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