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

Sep 3, 2015

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in 1957.
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  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.

Cate Blanchett
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 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: