Date: 31st March 2021
Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jake Lacy and Clark Gregg have joined Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos, the story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz now in production in Los Angeles.
Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem star as real-life couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, the faces behind the classic 1950s TV sitcom "I Love Lucy", which centered on the happy but idiosyncratic marriage of Lucille and Ricky Ricardo.
The film is set during one production week of the iconic TV comedy I Love Lucy, the Monday table read through Friday audience filming, when Lucy and Desi face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage. J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda play Lucy and Desi’s I Love Lucy co-stars William Frawley and Vivian Vance.
Hale will play I Love Lucy executive producer and head writer Jess Oppenheimer, while Shawkat and Lacy will portray the show’s longtime writing partners Madelyn Pugh & Bob Carroll Jr. Gregg, Nelson Franklin, John Rubinstein, Linda Lavin, Robert Pine and Christopher Denham have also come aboard.
Source: Press Release