Cate Blanchett Will Portray Lucille Ball On Screen for Aaron Sorkin

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Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett will star as comedy pioneer Lucille Ball in the new Aaron Sorkin-penned biopic about the red-headed funny lady that is being produced by Ball's children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr.

Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett

Variety reports that Sorkin's script will focus on Ball and Desi Arnaz's 20-year marriage. The two famously created the popular television series "I Love Lucy."

A director for the untitled project has not been announced. The Sony-based Escape Artists is shepherding the film.

Blanchet is an Oscar winner for "Blue Jasmine" and "The Aviator." She's appeared on the New York stage in A Streetcar Named Desire, The Maids and Uncle Vanya. Oscar winner Sorkin's high-profile projects include "The Newsroom," "The West Wing," "The Social Network," The Farnsworth Invention and A Few Good Men.

A previous television biopic about Ball's life, the 2003 "Lucy," starred Broadway actress Rachel York.

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