Cate Blanchett To Star As Lucille Ball In Biopic Written By Aaron Sorkin

Oscar-winning talents will soon combine, as Our Cate is set to star as none other than the ineffable Lucille Ball—in a biopic penned by Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Social Network, The Newsroom)—according to The Wrap

Blanchett will lead Escape Artists, chronicling the twenty years of Ball’s marriage with I Love Lucy co-star Desi Arnaz. 

Say what you will about Aaron Sorkin’s wit and tendency to render dialogue only for the most-skilled, dexterous tongues; the screenwriter’s track-record of writing for and commenting on women in Hollywood isn’t the cleanest out there. The decision to have Sorkin bring one of Hollywood’s most fiery comedians to life on screen has since been copping heat on Twitter.

Ball and Arnaz’s children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. are set to produce the biopic based on their parents.

Considering Cate Blanchett’s physical incapability of doing wrong, her portrayal of Lucille Ball could well garner a second Oscar nod in as many years, if Blanchett does—as highly predicted—garner a nomination for Todd Haynes’ critically-acclaimed Carol, debuting in cinemas later this year. 

via The Wrap.