'Being the Ricardos': 5 things to know about Aaron Sorkin's Amazon Prime biopic

Many factors threaten the relationship of 'Love Lucy' stars in the latest biological drama starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem


                            'Being the Ricardos': 5 things to know about Aaron Sorkin's Amazon Prime biopic
Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem in 'Being the Ricardos' (Prime Video)
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While 2020 was a year of halts, 2021 has yielded many great movies and shows as the world finally could get moving. Amongst these Amazon Prime's 'Being the Ricardos' looks to be a winner and is set to captivate audiences before the year ends.

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The Prime Video movie is a biographical drama written and directed by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin. The movie will follow the relationship ups and downs of 'Love Lucy' stars  Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz played by Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem respectively, exploring the complexities of life in the limelight. If true-story dramas interest you then consider checking out 'The Spy' and 'Blue Miracle' as well!

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When will 'Being the Ricardos' release and where to watch it?

'Being the Ricardos' is set to premiere on December 21, 2021. You can watch it on Amazon Prime Video.

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What is 'Being the Ricardos' about?

According to Prime Video, during one production week of 'I Love Lucy'- From Monday table read through Friday audience taping, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz face a series of personal and professional crises that threaten their show, their careers, and their marriage, in writer-director Aaron Sorkin's behind-the-scenes drama.

Who stars in the Amazon Prime Video movie?

Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball

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Nicole Kidman is a prominent actress and producer. Originally from Australia, she began her career with the 1983 films 'Bush Christmas' and 'BMX Bandits'. The year 1990 saw her receive international fame with the movie 'Days of Thunder'. Her consequent projects like 'Batman Forever', 'To Die For' and ' Eyes Wide Shut' saw her play the leads further escalating her star status. Since then the actress has achieved major success and has worked in multiple movies and shows amassing numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and more. Kidman will play the female lead in 'Being the Ricardos' opposite Javier Bardem'.

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The rest of the cast consists of Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz, JK Simmons as William Frawley, Nina Arianda as Vivian Vance, Tony Hale as Jess Oppenheimer, Jake Lacy as Bob Carroll Jr, Clark Gregg as Howard Wenke, Nelson Franklin as Joe Strickland, Christopher Denham as Donald Glass.

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Showrunners

'Being the Ricardos' is written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and is produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch.

Trailer

Click below to have a taste of the drama about to unfold!


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