Lucille Ball Biopic Starring Cate Blanchett Is Coming to Amazon

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Ball and Arnaz, who portrayed fictional versions of themselves in the 1950s hit sitcom I Love Lucy, eloped in 1940, and divorced in 1960.

Aside from one-upping HBO's controversial new series Confederate, Jeff Bezos' Amazon is making waves in the film industry via Amazon Studios.

Cate Blanchett is all set to live the life of the comedienne Lucille Ball.

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Blanchett is yet to sign on the dotted line, but the USA trade publication The Hollywood Reporter says the 48-year-old Melbourne-born actress is close. While Ball and Arnaz's marriage fell apart, their production company was a huge success, going on to produce Star Trek after I Love Lucy ended.

Blanchett has won two Academy Awards, and is now filming the film adaptation of the novel Where'd You Go, Bernadette? The script was written by West Wing creator Aaaron Sorkin, who's also written acclaimed films like The Social Network and Moneyball.

Cate recently appeared in the Dan Rather biopic Truth and her latest movie credits include roles within Cinderella and Carol.

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The project, which is being produced by Ball's children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr, has been commissioned by the streaming platform Amazon.

The tale behind the relationship of one of television history's most iconic couples, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, has been trying to make its way to the big screen several years now, but, unfortunately, hasn't had much luck in terms of finding producers and distributors. A high profile actor, one such name mentioned as Javier Bardem, is being sought to play Arnaz.

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