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For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter has been the source for information about all things in local media – comings and goings, local people appearing on the big or small screen, special programs, and much more. Local media is still his beat and he’s bringing his interest, curiosity, contacts and unique style to Cincinnati Public Radio and 91.7 WVXU. Contact John at johnkiese@yahoo.com.

After ‘Carol,’ Cate Blanchett Could Star As Lucille Ball


  After “Carol” opens in November, Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett could be seen as Lucille Ball in a feature film about her 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz.

TheWrap says Blanchett, who filmed “Carol” in Cincinnati last year, “is attached to star in an authorized biopic” to be written by Emmy-winner Aaron Sorkin (“The West Wing,” “Moneyball,” “The Social Network”).

The film would focus on Lucy’s 20-year marriage to Arnaz, and how they created and produced the classic “I Love Lucy” sitcom in the 1950s. Their two children, Lucie and Desi Arnaz Jr., will produce the film, the story says.

“I Love Lucy” has aired on television somewhere since it debuted on Oct. 15, 1951.

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Cate Blanchett

 Blanchett won an Academy Awards for best supporting actress in 2005 playing another Hollywood legend, Katharine Hepburn, in “The Aviator,” and for best actress in “Blue Jasmine” in 2014.

“Carol,” adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s “The Price of Salt,” is a love story about a department store clerk Rooney Mara) who pursues an unhappily married wealthy woman (Blanchett).  Set in New York in the early 1950s, it was filmed entirely at about 50 locations throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in spring of 2014.

“Carol” is scheduled to open Nov. 27, according to the International Movie Database

Here's the trailer released in August:


John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.