It’s now a month until Aaron Sorkin‘s latest film as writer/director, Being The Ricardos, hits cinemas ahead of its arrival on Prime Video. Following on from the teaser, we now have a full trailer online, featuring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as telly icons Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
Ball and Arnaz were famously the stars behind the groundbreaking and classic 1950s television sitcom I Love Lucy, that focused on a happily married though seemingly mismatched couple – a flame-haired, accident-prone American housewife, and her sensible Cuban-American bandleader husband – that became the top-rated and most beloved show of the era. Being The Ricardos is set during one production week of the sitcom — Monday table read through Friday audience filming — when Lucy and Desi face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage…
There remain concerns at how little Kidman looks like Ball, though it’s more about how both of the leads embody the real-life couple. They are bolstered by a supporting cast that includes JK Simmons, Tony Hale, Nina Arianda, Alia Shawkat and Clark Gregg.
The film, as mentioned, lands on limited release in cinemas on 10 December, followed by a 21 December launch on Prime Video.