Nicole Kidman appeared as Lucille Ball in the first trailer for “Being the Ricardos,” which was released on Tuesday.
Kidman, 54, is joined by actor Javier Bardem, 52, who plays Ball Desi’s husband Arnaz in the film.
The biopic tells the story of Ball and Arnaz’s life. They were married from 1940 to 1960. The couple starred in the hit sitcom “I Love Lucy”.
The trailer shows different scenes from the biopic as Kidman as Ball recounts. The short trailer ends with Kidman’s revelation as Ball as she recreates a scene from “I Love Lucy”.
The casting of Kidman and Bardem was criticized by some, mainly because Bardem, a Spanish actor, was chosen to play Arnaz, who was a Cuban American.
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However, director and producer Aaron Sorkin called the couple “the greatest actors of all time” while talking about the cast.
“I think people thought we picked them to play Lucy and Ricky Ricardo,” Sorkin told Entertainment Tonight in February.
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“The film takes place during a week of production of ‘I Love Lucy’ – a Monday table read on Friday audience taping, with a whole bunch of long flashbacks that tell the story that brought us here – and because there’s a table read, there’s rehearsals and then there’s the tape night, we see times when they’re Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. “
“But they mostly play Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball,” he added. “And they’re going to be fantastic. They are two of the greatest actors of all time. “
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Kidman opened up about the role of Ball, calling the cast a “wonderful prospect.”
“I love Lucille, I have now watched her and explored her,” Kidman told Variety. “She’s an incredible woman. I’m very excited for people to see what Aaron found out about her and the way he played Desi and Lucy and how rich it is. I didn’t know any of this. “
The Amazon Studios film is scheduled to hit theaters on December 10 and on the video streaming platform on December 21.