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  • 24Emmy
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    Cate Blanchett to Play Lucille Ball in Biopic Written by Aaron Sorkin (Exclusive)


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    By Jeff Sneider
    on September 2, 2015 @ 12:41 pm


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    Lucy Arnaz Jr. and Desi Arnaz Jr. will produce the film with Sony-based Escape Artists

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    Cate Blanchett is attached to star in an authorized biopic of Hollywood legend Lucille Ball that Aaron Sorkin is set to write for Escape Artists, TheWrap has learned.

    The film will chronicle Ball’s 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz, with
    whom she starred on the classic TV sitcom “I Love Lucy.” Ball had two
    children with Arnaz before they divorced in 1960. She married Gary
    Morton the following year.

    Lucy Arnaz Jr. and Desi Arnaz Jr. will produce with Escape Artists,
    whose executive Jenna Block will oversee development of the project on
    behalf of the Sony-based company.

    A representative for Blanchett declined to comment, while a
    representative for Sorkin did not immediately respond to a request for
    comment.

    Blanchett won her first of two Academy Awards for playing another Hollywood icon, Katharine Hepburn, in Martin Scorsese‘s “The Aviator.” She’s gearing up for another Oscar run thanks to her acclaimed performance in Todd Haynes‘ lesbian romance “Carol.” Blanchett also stars opposite Robert Redford in the Toronto-bound drama “Truth” and co-stars in a pair of upcoming Terrence Malick movies.

    Sorkin won an Oscar for writing “The Social Network” and has proven
    adept at tackling real-life famous people, from Mark Zuckerberg to Billy
    Beane and Charlie Wilson. He also wrote the “Steve Jobs” movie that stars Michael Fassbender and hits theaters Oct. 9 via Universal.

    Elsewhere, Sorkin adapted Michael Lewis‘ Wall Street drama “Flash Boys” for producer Scott Rudin and just turned in his script for “Molly’s Game” to Sony, which could start production as soon as early 2016.

    Blanchett is represented by CAA and RGM Artists, while WME represents Sorkin.

    Escape Artists recently produced Jake Gyllenhaal‘s boxing drama “Southpaw” and Denzel Washington‘s action-thriller “The Equalizer.” The company is also developing a “Masters of the Universe” movie.

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    AMG
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    Potential Oscar number 3 (or 4 based on how Carol goes)? Nomination is looking strong at least on paper.

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    CanadianFan
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    The thirst is real.

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    24Emmy
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    I will eat this up like no other. I’m curious to see who they get to play Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley.

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    DamianWayne
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    The perfect choice to play Desi is (the bae) Oscar Issac.

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    KyleBailey
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    Yeah this sounds awesome. Kind of a weird project for Sorkin. I would love Isaac as Desi! 

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    Tye-Grr
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    The perfect choice to play Desi is (the bae) Oscar Issac.

    YAAAASSSSSS!!!! God, I love him.

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    Atypical
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    Lifegiving news! I’m here for an icon taking on another icon. Slay ’em, Cate! WHEN WILL UR FAVS?

    Oscar Isaac as Desi? Yasssss!

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    M
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    The thirst is real.

    Eat it. Blanchett will not have to wait as long as Streep for a third Oscar.

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    ATadPolish
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    Jean-Marc Vallée should direct thisl!

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    MrGoodWood
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    Carol, Truth, two Terrence Mallick flicks, Jungle Book Origins, a mini-series, the tv-show she’s directing, the movie she’s directing and now this…  Cate Blanchett is taking over Hollywood for for the next few years. And rightfully so.

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    CanadianFan
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    [quote=”SxECanadianFanSxE”]The thirst is real.
    Eat it. Blanchett will not have to wait as long as Streep for a third Oscar.

    [/quote]

    Are you mad that JLaw is going to win 2 (lead) Oscars within 5 years? 

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    M
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    Are you mad that JLaw is going to win 2 (lead) Oscars within 5 years?

    Is the bitch winning it this year? 

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    Anonymous
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    Oh my God, if she goes like this by the time she is 55 she’ll be breaking Katharine Hepburn’s record. Can’t wait to see it tbh. 

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    Echo469
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    Blanchett should already have 3 Oscar wins. It is not going to be any easier for her to win that Oscar(as it was for Streep). I still remember her subtle diss to Streep in her Blue Jasmine acceptance speech. Public favor of Blanchett will take a turn, like it does for every big star who keeps nabbing all the great roles & Oscar nominations. It’s sad, but true…

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