Los Angeles (USA), March 29 (EFE) .- The filming of “Being The Ricardos”, the new film by director and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (“The West Wing of the White House”), has begun, with Javier Bardem and Nicole Kidman as protagonists, Amazon Studios announced today.
Bardem and Kidman will play in this film the couple formed by the Cuban-American Desi Arnaz and the American Lucille Ball, who triumphed with the television comedy “I love you, Lucy” (1951-1957).
“The film takes place during a week of the filming of ‘I love you, Lucy’, from the group reading of the script on Monday to the shooting in front of the live audience on Friday, when Lucy and Desi face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage, “Amazon said in a statement.
Alongside Bardem and Kidman, actors such as JK Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat and Jake Lacy will appear in this film.
“‘Being the Ricardos’ is a drama about the people responsible for making one of the most famous comedies on television,” detailed Sorkin.
“I look forward to working with Nicole, Javier, JK, Nina and the rest of our great cast,” he added.
Sorkin is one of the most prestigious authors on the contemporary audiovisual scene thanks to the scripts of series such as “The West Wing of the White House” (1999-2006) or “The Newsroom” (2012-2014) and of films such as “Some men good “(1992),” The social network “(2010) or” Steve Jobs “(2015).
Winner of the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “The Social Network”, Sorkin also tried his hand at directing with “Molly’s Game” (2017) and the very recent “The Chicago 7 Trial” (2020), which with six nominations is listed as one of the main contenders for the Oscars to be held on April 25.
For his part, Bardem won the Oscar for best supporting actor for “No Country for Old Men” (2007) and the new version of “Dune” is pending release, with Denis Villeneuve as the filmmaker and Timothée Chalamet as the protagonist.
Kidman, winner of the best actress statuette for “The Hours” (2002), presented in 2020 the series “The Undoing” on HBO and the musical “The Prom” on Netflix.