Cate Blanchett to star in Lucille Ball’s biopic

Cate Blanchett scoops up the rights to the Lucille Ball biopic; to also star in ten project

Cate Blanchett is all set to live the life of the comedienne Lucille Ball. According to a news media, Amazon has scooped up the rights to the Lucille Ball biopic that has a script by Aaron Sorkin and Cate Blanchett is in talks to star in the project.

The film will centre on the life of the iconic actress, who starred on the TV sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here’s Lucy and Life With Lucy.

Ball was nominated for 13 Emmys and won four times and she also won the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1979.

She was married to actor Desi Arnaz from 1940 to 1960. The couple’s children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., will produce the film along with Escape Artists.

Jenna Block will oversee the project for Escape Artists.

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