BEING THE RICARDOS
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, Jake Lacy
Writer Aaron Sorkin has tackled trailblazers like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Now he’s peeling back the curtain on Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz at a tumultuous time in their marriage and career in his new film Being the Ricardos. Aaron Sorkin pairs down their extensive life and career into a one-week period from a Monday table read of I Love Lucy through a Friday taping. Tapped to play Lucille is Nicole Kidman who finds her life upended when rumors spread about her being a Communist. At the same time, her husband, Desi, (Bardem) is battling rumors of infidelity. If that wasn’t enough Lucille’s pregnancy threatens the rest of the show’s production schedule.
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