Ever since we first heard that Nicole Kidman would be playing Lucille Ball in the upcoming ‘Being the Ricardos‘ film, we couldn’t wait to see her transformation.
And thankfully, we’re seeing our first little taste of it this week, thanks to Amazon Studios releasing the first teaser trailer.
The biopic, which stars Kidman and Javier Bardem as the famous duo, was written/directed by Aaron Sorkin.
The ‘Being the Ricardos’ trailer, released by Amazon Studios Tuesday, gives loyal ‘Lucy’ lovers a glimpse at the less-than-lovey-dovey disharmony between Ball, who died at 77 in 1989, and Arnaz, who died at 69 in 1986, during a particularly tumultuous time in their 20-year marriage and television careers.
The film basically follows one week in their lives. A very long week, which features rumors of infidelity and communism.
In addition to Kidman and Bardem, the biopic stars J.K. Simmons, Jake Lacy, Alia Shawkat, and Nina Arianda.
It’s set to hit theaters December 10, 2021, followed by a nationwide released on Amazon Prime Video on December 21.
This is pretty big news, folks. It’s being reported this week that Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in talks to star in Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming film, Being the Ricardos.
Kidman would play Lucille Ball and Bardem would take on Desi Arnaz.
The movie will take place during a production week on the set of ‘I Love Lucy,’ starting with a Monday table read through an audience shoot on Friday. Ball and Arnaz will face challenges that could end their careers and their marriage.
Sorkin wrote the script for this movie and is also set to direct, which is something he’s been doing more of recently. He wrote/directed the recent Netflix film, The Trial of the Chicago 7. He also wrote/directed Molly’s Game in 2017.
It’s not clear when production will begin, thanks to the ongoing pandemic, but you have to imagine they’ll be trying to begin filming sometime before the summer.
Not much else is known about the project, but it definitely has my attention. I’d watch ‘I Love Lucy’ reruns all the time as a kid. If Kidman and Bardem can capture even just half of the original duo’s magic, it should make for a great film.
The cast for Ryan Murphy’s upcoming ‘The Prom’ at Netflix continues to get more impressive.
According to multiple reports, Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman will join a cast that already includes Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, James Corden and Keegan-Michael Key.
For those who don’t know, The Prom is a film adaptation of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical…
The Prom follows a lesbian student in the fictional conservative town of Edgewater, Ind., who wants to bring her girlfriend to her school’s dance. When the two are banned from attending, a cast of Broadway luminaries band together to fight the injustice.
This is the first movie project announced under Murphy’s deal with Netflix.
If Murphy’s name sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because he created the hit FX series American Horror Story. He also created Glee and Nip/Tuck.
No word on when this film will hit Netflix, but we will keep you posted.
We have seen Nicole Kidman play a number of different roles, but we’ve never seen her quite like this.
In the cop thriller ‘Destroyer‘ Kidman plays LAPD detective Erin Bell, “who gets thrown back into the memories of her dark past after a gang leader from a previous case that ended in tragedy re-emerges years later.”
Kidman is nearly unrecognizable in this role, and we’re not just talking about her look. Even her attitude, the way she walks…it’s all different. She really lost herself for this movie.
“Her versatility is often the center of any movie in which she stars, but she hasn’t burrowed this deep into her material since ‘Birth,’ She transforms herself into such a vivid creature of discontent that it’s a wonder she doesn’t swing for these extremes more often.”
I feel like Kidman is at the top of her game right now. You can check out the trailer for ‘Destroyer’ below. It’ll be released inside select theaters Christmas 2018.
If you’re a movie fan, you probably already know the name Lucas Hedges. The 21-year-old actor has shown off his acting skills recently with great performances in Manchester by the Sea, Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
He’s been at the Oscars the past two years, and he might be going back a third time for his work in the upcoming film, Boy Erased.
The film, directed by Joel Edgerton, is based on Garrard Conley’s memoir about his experience being sent to conversion therapy. Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman play the disapproving parents in the movie.
Some people might take one look at this film and think, ‘Well, this is just Oscar bait,” but it’s much more than that. It’s an important story that needs to be told, and we’re happy to see the cast & crew treated it with respect.
Boy Erased will hit select theaters November 2, 2018. You’ll want to watch this one, folks.