‘Being the Ricardos’ Trailer: Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem Transform Into Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

Here's your first look at Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball in #BeingTheRicardos

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10/20/2021 12:00:00 PM

Here's your first look at Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball in BeingTheRicardos

Amazon Studios has released a trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s “Being the Ricardos,” starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem. The film follows Hollywood couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, played by Kid…

.The film follows Hollywood couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, played by Kidman and Bardem respectively, during a production week on the set of “I Love Lucy.” Throughout a Monday table read all the way through an audience shot on Friday, both Ball and Arnaz face challenges that could end both of their careers and their marriage.

In the trailer, quick glimpses of the couple’s whirlwind life are shown accompanied by Kidman’s voiceover, with the first clear look at Kidman coming via the recreation of Ball’s iconic grape stomping scene.Sorkin has written the screenplay and helms the film for Amazon Studios and Escape Artists. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch of Escape Artists are producers. Escape Artists’ Jenna Block and David Bloomfield serve as executive producers, along with Stuart Besser, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lauren Lohman.

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Kidman has done a few good movies, but as a diehard Lucille Ball fan, I just can’t picture her as lucy. I understand this is about Lucille the business woman, but nonetheless, she needs to be able to pull of Mrs Balls expressions to make the film work. Can’t do with Botox. My 2¢ NicoleKidman's face has not moved since 1997, so BeingTheRicardos better mold it to perfection to do LucilleBall any justice. Was CateBlanchett not available or what?! SHOW me the receipts!

Wow, Bewitched and now Lucy. Okay I guess. We all knew this would NOT WORK.... After watching the trailer, you can totally hear her Australian accent ... she's going to mess this movie up like she did Bewitched ... DebraMessing would have been my choice. Ugh. Why did they cast the most boring actress in the world to play Lucille Ball?

No, na na, no no no. 🙁 Speaking of Lucy's hangout at Ciro's, it's amazing to me that Hollywood has never made a biopic about founder Billy Wilkerson, one of the town's most important and colorful characters. Maybe it's because that would reveal that it, not D.C., initiated the Red Scare PeterAPeel Casting failure. Not interested.

Nicole Kidman Is Lucille Ball in First 'Being the Ricardos' TeaserBeingTheRicardos teaser is here, with Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Oh God No. I’m excited for this! Amazing!

Nicole Kidman Gets the Last Laugh and Embodies Lucille Ball in Biopic TrailerNicole Kidman gets the last laugh and embodies Lucille Ball in biopic trailer. Already got my tickets.👍😃 That should be fun 👍🏻 Unfortunately in the little film clip I can hear Nicole’s Australian accent

See Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball in 1st trailer for ‘Being the Ricardos’The first trailer for 'Being the Ricardos,' with Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball and Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz, is out.

Nicole Kidman Makes Her Debut as Lucille Ball in the 'Being the Ricardos' Trailer'Being the Ricardos' stars Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball and Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz.

‘Being the Ricardos’ Trailer: A Glimpse of Nicole Kidman as Lucille BallAccording to this trailer, Desi's the one who's got some 'splainin to do. Really? You’ve reached that conclusion without her doing anything in the trailer? I’m reserving judgment but I don’t see anything there that has made me wildly expectant.

Nicole Kidman's Lucille Ball is finally here (briefly) in 'Being the Ricardos' trailerThe first trailer for Aaron Sorkin's “Being the Ricardos” gives fans (and skeptics) a fleeting glimpse of Nicole Kidman as comedy icon Lucille Ball. Can’t wait to see this! Better do justice to the 'QUEEN' of comedy Noooo...

Javier Bardem . The film follows Hollywood couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, played by Kidman and Bardem respectively, during a production week on the set of “I Love Lucy.” Throughout a Monday table read all the way through an audience shot on Friday, both Ball and Arnaz face challenges that could end both of their careers and their marriage. In the trailer, quick glimpses of the couple’s whirlwind life are shown accompanied by Kidman’s voiceover, with the first clear look at Kidman coming via the recreation of Ball’s iconic grape stomping scene. Sorkin has written the screenplay and helms the film for Amazon Studios and Escape Artists. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch of Escape Artists are producers. Escape Artists’ Jenna Block and David Bloomfield serve as executive producers, along with Stuart Besser, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lauren Lohman. In Kidman’s recent Actors on Actors conversation with Chris Rock, she stated that the biopic will not be a remake of “I Love Lucy,” but will instead tackle series themes. “The strange thing about Lucille Ball is that everyone thinks we’re remaking the ‘I Love Lucy’ show, and it’s so not that,” Kidman said. “It’s about Lucy and Desi and their relationship and their marriage. It’s very deep, actually.” “Being the Ricardos” also navigates the racial barriers that the couple had to face, with Desi being discriminated against for being Cuban, and Lucille fighting for him to remain on the show. The trailer also announced a theatrical release date of Dec. 10 and a Prime Video release date of Dec. 21. Watch the full trailer below. optional screen reader