Being the Ricardos Trailer Has Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem Transformed as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

Being the Ricardos with Javier Bardem and Nicole Kidman

Being the Ricardos with Javier Bardem and Nicole Kidman

I Love Lucy is an iconic television show that many generations grew to love. With the news of Aaron Sorkin helming the biopic Being the Ricardos, many fans of the show grew in anticipation for the narrative movie.

However, the film had a little bit of a controversy as the production cast Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, respectively. Obviously, people had certain differences of opinions on who should play the lead roles.

With Amazon Studios releasing the first trailer, fans should be satisfied that Kidman and Bardem captured the mannerism and spirit of the adorable entertainment couple.

Earlier this week, Lucie Arnez, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, went on to Instagram defending the movie Being the Ricardos.

Some of her thoughts included, “[Aaron] captured the heart of my mother, my father, their relationship,” “Nicole Kidman became my mother’s soul,” “Javier Bardem has my father’s wit, charm, and musicality,” and “Everybody in this film is perfectly cast.”

Arnez has already seen the full movie and gave it a seal of approval.

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The film stars Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, Jake Lacy, J.K. Simmons, Nina Arianda, Tony Hale, and Alia Shawkat. Aaron Sorkin directed the wrote the movie.

Here’s the brief synopsis:

Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) are threatened by shocking personal accusations, a political smear, and cultural taboos in the Academy Award-winning writer and director Aaron Sorkin’s behind-the-scenes drama Being the Ricardos. A revealing glimpse of the couple’s complex romantic and professional relationship, the film takes audiences into the writer’s room, onto the soundstage, and behind closed doors with Ball and Arnaz during one critical production week of their groundbreaking sitcom I Love Lucy.

Ball and Arnaz married in 1940 and later divorced in 1960. They starred in the hit sitcom from 1951 to 1957.

Amazon Studios releases Being the Ricardos in theaters on December 10 and then globally on Prime Video on December 21.

Watch the teaser trailer below. Let us know what you think of it.

Being the Ricardos poster
Being the Ricardos poster

Source: Amazon Studios

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