“Being the Ricardos” Official Trailer Reveals Aaron Sorkin’s Lucy & Desi Drama

The official trailer for writer/director Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos is here, giving us a longer glimpse at Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as the legendary Hollywood power couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Sorkin’s film will follow Lucy and Desi during a particularly tumultuous week of production on their groundbreaking, massively popular show I Love Lucy. Lucy finds herself at the center of a political smear campaign and the couple’s romantic and professional life comes under unbearable scrutiny—all while they need to put on a show.

Sorkin knows his way around a story set behind the scenes of a television production. His shows Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and The Newsroom were both set on set, on a Saturday Night Live-like sketch show in the former, and on a CNN-like news program in the latter. In Being the Ricardos, Sorkin has set his sights on one of the most transformative talents of the 20th century in Lucille Ball (Desi Arnaz was no slouch, either), and his ear for dialogue seems tailor-made for the legendary comedienne. Being the Ricardos will take us from a Monday table read through the live show on Friday and behind the closed doors of one of the most transformative television shows ever made. It will also take inside one of Hollywood’s most fruitful, fitful relationships.

Joining Kidman and Bardem are a deep bench of great performers, including J.K. Simmons, Jake Lacy, Nina Arianda, Alia Shawkat, Linda Lavin, Clark Gregg, and Tony Hale. Being the Ricardos will open in theaters on December 10, and then onto Amazon Prime Video on December 21.

Check out the official trailer here:

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Featured image: “Being the Ricardos” art. Courtesy Amazon.


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