Javier Bardem and Nicole Kidman are finalizing their incorporation to “Being the ricardos”, The next film by the director and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The west wing of the White House).
The portal Deadline detailed this Monday that, if they finally reach an agreement, Bardem and Kidman would play in this film the couple formed by the Cuban-American Desi Arnaz and the American Lucille Ball, which triumphed with the television comedy “I Love Lucy” (1951-1957).
“Being The Ricardos” will focus on a week of production of “I Love Lucy” through a personal and professional crisis of marriage.
Amazon Studios and Escape Artists are behind this movie that, in principle, Sorkin was only going to write but later decided to also face as director.
Pending negotiations with both Kidman and Bardem to be resolved, A start date for filming “Being The Ricardos” is also not known with certainty due to the uncertainty that the pandemic has caused in Hollywood.
Sorkin is one of the most prestigious authors on the contemporary audiovisual scene thanks to the passionate and brilliant scripts of series such as “The West Wing” (1999-2006) or “The Newsroom” (2012-2014 ) and films such as “A Few Good Men” (1992), “The Social Network” (2010) or “Steve Jobs” (2015).
Winner of the Oscar for best original screenplay for “The Social Network,” Sorkin also tried his hand at directing with “Molly’s Game” (2017) and the very recent “The Trial of the Chicago 7”. ) (2020), which is listed as one of the main candidates for the Oscars to be held in April.
For his part, Bardem won the Oscar for best supporting actor for “No Country for Old Men” (2007), his last film to date is “The Roads Not Taken” (The roads that we don’t choose) (2020) by Sally Potter, and the new version of “Dune” with Denis Villeneuve as the filmmaker and Timothée Chalamet as the protagonist is pending release.
Finally, Kidman, winner of the statuette for best actress for “The Hours” (2002), presented in 2020 the series “The Undoing” on HBO and the musical “The Prom” on Netflix.