Saturday, April 13, 2024

Lucie Arnaz Responds to News of Lucille Ball Movie: “It’s not a biopic from cradle to grave…Just trust us, it’s a nice movie”


Lucie Arnaz — one of the great people around– has posted a video to Facebook explaining news of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz movie, “Being the Ricardos.”

I guess Lucie was being inundated with questions about the casting of Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as her famous and beloved parents. Lucie says the paperwork hasn’t even been signed yet for the Aaron Sorkin film, but she’s endorsing it.

“It’s not a biopic from cradle to grave,” she says. “It’s a soupcon, a slice of life. Just trust us, it’s a nice movie. ”

They’re not re-creating old skits from “I Love Lucy.” Arnaz cautions that Sorkin has placed the story on a week of shooting the show on a soundstage and what that entails. And remember, Nicole and Javier are playing Lucille and Desi, not Lucy and Ricky.

I love Lucie! She’s the best. And she knows what she’s doing.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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