Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem become Lucy and Desi on the set of Being The Ricardos
Nicole Kidman transforms into Lucille Ball as Javier Bardem looks more dashing than ever to play Desi Arnaz in new Being The Ricardos biopic
Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem were spotted this week in Los Angeles on the set of their upcoming project together.
The dynamic duo play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in an upcoming biopic titled Being The Ricardos written and directed by Aaron Sorkin.
In her latest costume as a comedy legend, Nicole was seen wearing a stylish blue pantsuit over a pale pink blouse with a chic, massive collar.
Here it is: Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem were spotted this week in Los Angeles on the set of their next project together
Likeness: While Nicole (left) was on the set of Being The Ricardos, she was a dead singer for Lucy (pictured right in 1954
She had Lucy’s bright red hairstyle and added another dapper touch to the ensemble by slipping into a black blazer.
Meanwhile, Javier looked more dashing than ever on set in a casual ensemble – apparently not a suit – that included an unfolded, slightly crumpled shirt.
Vicky idol Christina Barcelona, ââmarried to Penelope Cruz for a decade, left her top button seductively undone.
The title Being The Ricardos refers to the last name of the family that Lucy and Desi played on their pioneering sitcom I Love Lucy.
Meanwhile: Javier looked dashier than ever on set in a casual ensemble – apparently not a suit – which included an unfolded, slightly crumpled shirt
Heartthrobs: Javier (left) is pictured on the set of Being The Ricardos preparing to play Desi (pictured in 1953 during the I Love Lucy’s run)
Aaron Sorkin is writing and directing the upcoming Being The Ricardos biopic for Amazon after his streaming success with The Trial Of The Chicago 7 for Netflix.
Desi, who played Lucy’s conductor husband Ricky Ricardo in their show, had a tumultuous marriage to her in real life.
She first filed for divorce in 1944, reportedly for abusing him and drinking, but they got back together before finally breaking up in 1960.
In the meantime, they produced two children and the sitcom that made them legendary in television, from 1951 to 1957.
Uncanny: Nicole had Lucy’s bright red hairstyle and added another dapper touch to the ensemble by slipping into a black blazer
They also starred in films together throughout their marriage, including Forever, Darling, and Vincente Minnelli’s comedy The Long, Long Trailer.
Despite their divorce, in which she called their marriage a “ nightmare, ” Lucy and Desi remained publicly friendly for the rest of her life.
Lucy married comedian Gary Morton of Borscht Belt in 1961 and remained with him until his death in 1989, while Desi married an Edith Hirsch in 1963.
Edith and Desi both died of cancer within a year of each other – she passed away in 1985 and her husband, who loved cigars from his native Cuba, died of lung cancer in 1986.
Aaron Sorkin’s new biopic is about a week spent doing an episode of I Love Lucy in which Lucy’s and Desi’s marriage is rocked.
The hectic week, from the reading table to recording in front of the studio audience, would also include a professional earth mine for the couple.