Being the Ricardos

Being the Ricardos
  • 2021
  • US
  • 2h 5min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Aaron Sorkin
  • Cast: Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J. K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jake Lacy, Clark Gregg
  • UK release: 10 December 2021

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Biopic following Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as they face a crises which could end their careers and their marriage.

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Nicole Kidman: I wanted to get tactile with Javier Bardem on Being the Ricardos

10 Dec 2021

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Nicole Kidman wanted to get "tactile" with Javier Bardem during filming for 'Being the Ricardos'. The pair star in Aaron Sorkin's new movie that delves into the marriage of 'I Love Lucy' stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and Nicole wanted to learn how…

Javier Bardem struggled with voice in Being the Ricardos

9 Dec 2021

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Javier Bardem admits that it was difficult to master Desi Arnaz's voice in 'Being the Ricardos'. The 52-year-old actor stars alongside Nicole Kidman in the new movie – which documents the complex marriage between 'I Love Lucy' stars Desi and Lucille…

Being The Ricardos

7 Dec 20213 stars

Nicole Kidman steps into the shoes of funny woman Lucille Ball in this smart biopic from Aaron Sorkin

It might not seem immediately apparent from the title, for UK audiences especially, but Being The Ricardos is the story of that effervescent, all-American sitcom star Lucille Ball and her volatile relationship with husband Desi Arnaz. The pair played…

Nicole Kidman was terrified about Being the Ricardos role

15 Nov 2021

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Nicole Kidman had "massive trepidation" about playing Lucille Ball in 'Being the Ricardos'. The 54-year-old actress has confessed that she was extremely nervous about playing the 'I Love Lucy' star in the new biopic and credited the support of director…

Aaron Sorkin slams Being the Ricardos casting critics

12 Nov 2021

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Aaron Sorkin has hit back at critics of the casting decisions for 'Being the Ricardos'. The 60-year-old director is helming the new biopic about the relationship between 'I Love Lucy' stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz and defended his choice to cast…

Nicole Kidman 'out of comfort zone' as Lucille Ball

11 Jun 2021

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Nicole Kidman is "way out of [her] comfort zone" playing Lucille Ball. The Australian actress will portray the comedy legend opposite Javier Bardem as her then-husband and co-star Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin's upcoming movie 'Being the Ricardos' but she…

Tony Hale added to Being the Ricardos cast

30 Mar 2021

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Tony Hale has joined the cast of 'Being the Ricardos'. The 50-year-old star has boarded the upcoming movie about the relationship between the 'I Love Lucy' stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who are being played by Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem. Alia…

J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda to star in Being the Ricardos

10 Feb 2021

Film gossip

J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda have joined the cast of 'Being the Ricardos'. The 66-year-old actor and 36-year-old actress have been tapped to star as William Frawley and Vivian Vance in Amazon's new movie about the 1950s sitcom 'I Love Lucy'. The duo…

Nicole Kidman will 'try her best' for Lucille Ball

28 Jan 2021

Film gossip

Nicole Kidman has promised to "try [her] best" to portray Lucille Ball. The Oscar-winning actress will portray the comedy legend opposite Javier Bardem as her then-husband and co-star Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin's upcoming movie 'Being the Ricardos' and…

Lucille Ball's daughter defends Nicole Kidman's casting in Being The Ricardos

20 Jan 2021

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Lucille Ball's daughter has defended Nicole Kidman's casting in 'Being The Ricardos'. Kidman and Javier Bardem are in talks to play the comedy legend and her husband Desi Arnaz in the movie and the decision to cast Nicole has been backed by the couple's…

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem set to star in Being The Ricardos

12 Jan 2021

Film gossip

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in talks to star in 'Being The Ricardos'. The pair are in talks to play Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz in the Amazon Studios flick, which is set during one production week of the 1950s sitcom 'I Love Lucy'.

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