Ama­zon picks up Lucille Ball film

Los Angeles Times - - CALENDAR - — Nar­dine Saad

“Lucy and Desi,” Aaron Sorkin’s fea­ture project about TV leg­ends Lucille Ball and former hus­band Desi Ar­naz, has been ac­quired by Ama­zon Stu­dios, ac­cord­ing to Dead­line.

Oscar win­ner Cate Blanchett has been at­tached to play the beloved, Emmy-win­ning comic actress in the au­tho­rized telling of the sit­com stars’ ro­man­tic and busi­ness part­ner­ships.

Es­cape Artists and the cou­ple’s chil­dren, Lu­cie Luck­in­bill and Desi Ar­naz Jr., will pro­duce the film about the red­head and the Cuban band­leader.

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