Being British, I have never seen I Love Lucy, I’ve only seen references to it in movies and other TV shows, but I do know it was very popular in its day.
The movie will follow Lucille, and her husband Desi, played by Kidman and Bardem, as they produce an episode of I Love Lucy over the course of a week. From the Monday table read to filming in front of an audience on a Friday.
Along the way, they have to face challenges that could end their careers and marriage.
Kidman said in a recent interview:
“The strange thing about Lucille Ball is that everyone thinks we’re remaking the ‘I Love Lucy’ show, and it’s so not that, it’s about Lucy and Desi and their relationship and their marriage. It’s very deep, actually.”
“I’m very excited for people to see what Aaron found out about her and the way he’s interpreted Desi and Lucy and the way that it’s so rich. I didn’t know any of this.”
Being The Ricardos also deals with negative racial barriers that the couple had to face since Desi was discriminated against because as he is Cuban.
Being the Ricardos has a pretty good cast, alongside Kidman and Bardem are J K Simmons, Jake Lacy, Nina Arianda, Alia Shawkat, Clark Gregg, Tony Hale, Robert Pine, Ronny Cox, Nelson Franklin to name a few.
Aaron Sorkin is the writer and director and is best known for things like A Few Good Men, The West Wing, The Social Network, Moneyball, The Newsroom and The Trial of the Chicago 7.
Being the Ricardos is due in theatres on 10th Dec and then streaming on Amazon on 21st Dec.