Friday, May 24, 2024

Nicole Kidman Is Spot-on As Lucille Ball in First Trailer for “Being the Ricardos,” Lucie Arnaz Approves


The trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s “Being the Ricardos” is here. I had to back up the frame because I thought they were using clips from “I Love Lucy” in the movie in the trailer. But that’s Nicole Kidman stomping grapes. The expression on her face is perfect, she really got Lucy. Now I’m excited.


Lucie Arnaz, daughter of Lucy and Desi, gave her thumbs up last week. If she approves, we’re in good shape, and she’s seen the whole movie. It’s not a money thing, Lucie doesn’t need money from this movie. But she knows the franchise, and she’s her parents’ daughter.

“Being the Ricardos” will be on Amazon, and, I guess, theaters. I don’t know because I can’t get a press release or any information from Amazon Studios. But we will get this, somehow!

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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