Being the Ricardos is based on the 1951 sitcom genre show I Love Lucy. And it stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, while, Written and directed by the Oscar award winner Aaron Sorkin. Also, it is bankrolled by Todd Black along with Jason Blumenthal and Steve Tisch.
Jeff Cronenweth has handled the cinematography and the editor is Daniel Pemberton. It is a production of Amazon Studios with the collaboration of Escape Artists.
Being the Ricardos: Casts and Plot!
Being the Ricardos is a biographical drama based on Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and her husband Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem). They are the lead stars of the popular 50s American television sitcom I Love Lucy. The film spans across a week of production, beginning from table reads on Monday, and then all the way to filming the final episodes on Friday in front of a live audience.
The riveting drama focuses on the conflicts within their marriage, as well as the controversial NBI investigation that nearly ended their careers.
It features Nicole Kidman and Javier Barmen playing the titular role of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, other actors J.K. Simmons is playing William Frawley, Nina Arianda is in the role of Vivian Vance, Tony Hale as Jess Oppenheimer.
Alia Shawkat is playing Madelyn Pugh, Linda Lavin plays as Older Madelyn Pugh, Jake Lacy in the role of Bob Caroll Jr., Clark Gregg is playing Howard Wenke, & Nelson Franklin, John Rubinstein, Robert Pine, Christopher Denham are among other star casts.
Being the Ricardos: Release date and Trailer!
The filming began in March 2021 and from September the post-production of the film commenced. Limited theaters released it on 10 Dec 2021 in the United States (U.S). The distributor’s official YouTube channel released the trailer of Being The Ricardo on Amazon Prime Video on 10 Nov with the caption “A story Behind One OF The Most Influential Shows Of All Time.”
Check out the trailer here:
And then for the global audience, it will release digitally on 22 Dec 2021 on the giant streaming platform on Amazon Prime Video.