Kidman is in negotiations alongside Javier Bardem, who would play Desi Arnaz, in “Being the Ricardos,” Sorkin’s movie that can comply with one tumultuous week in the course of the making of “I Love Lucy.”
Regardless of Debra Messing deliver Lucille Ball to life already in a current episode of “Will & Grace,” the Emmy winner was sitting on the sidelines when information broke on Monday that Nicole Kidman was in talks to step into the comedy icon’s heels.
It is a lengthy gestating undertaking from Aaron Sorkin that after had Cate Blanchett hooked up to star, who can also be notably not Debra Messing. Now known as “Being the Ricardos,” Deadline studies that Javier Bardem is in talks to tackle the position of Ball’s husband, Desi Arnaz.
The undertaking will probably be written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, so look for lots of strolling and speaking as we comply with the titular couple by one wild week of manufacturing on their groundbreaking sitcom, “I Love Lucy.”
To make issues extra fascinating, Ball and Arnaz will reportedly “face a disaster that might finish their careers and one other that might finish their marriage,” per Deadline.
Nearly instantly, each Messing and her followers started scratching their heads and sending out the clarion name on Twitter that she could be the right option to deliver the comedy legend to life.
She even virtually has an audition reel for the position, as “Will & Grace” took a deep dive into the world of the Ricardos as a part of their ultimate season, which wrapped solely final yr.
In that episode, the forged took Lucy by a number of traditional bits alternating roles, with Messing stepping in for the hilarious drunken Vitameatavegamin business bit.
“The madness of not casting @DebraMessing to play Lucille Ball is head-scratching for this undertaking,” learn one of many dozens and dozens and dozens of tweets Messing shared Monday afternoon and night. “They received some ‘splainin’ to do.”
One fan who agreed with the emotions wrote that they have been “selecting to consider” she “was unavailable or one thing.” However Messing rapidly jumped in on that one, replying, “Oh no. I am accessible.”
Even a few of her movie star pals had her again, with Valerie Bertinelli tweeting, “Debra Messing was robbed.” When somebody recommended Kristen Johnston was the apparent selection, the “third Rock from the Solar” star hilariously replied, “I’d go together with Messing.”
One fan did discover a quote from Messing from final yr the place she mentioned she’d by no means tackle the position of Lucy, calling the comedienne “untouchable.”
To that, Messing may solely snigger and say she modified her thoughts. Perhaps realizing the undertaking is going on, and seeing so many individuals who thinks she will do it — and after having dabbled in that world a bit — she’s feeling extra assured in herself.
In fact, Deadline is simply reporting that Kidman and Bardem are in negotiations for the half, so the door hasn’t closed solely for Messing. She’s definitely doing her half to maintain it open!
With the continued COVID-19 pandemic once more impacting manufacturing schedules, there isn’t any set begin date for manufacturing on “Being the Ricardos.” The movie is at the moment arrange at Amazon with Arnaz and Ball’s kids concerned as government producers.
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