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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:04 pm 
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Cate Blanchett to star as Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin-scripted biopic


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What a tightrope this one will be to walk. Hopefully it's true to the real story without being too much of a TV movie.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:05 pm 
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Amazon has picked up the film


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:32 pm 
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Would be crazy not to try to get Oscar Isaac to play Desi Arnaz, right?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:33 pm 
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Hadn't thought of it but now I definitely want it


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:36 pm 
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Definitely makes the most sense. It probably depends on how old he's supposed to be. We'll probably get John Leguizamo.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:36 pm 
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He's 10 years younger than Blanchett, and Arnaz was 6(?) years younger than Ball? It'd make a lot of sense. Just please don't stunt cast Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen as Vivian Vance and William Frawley or something stupid like that, please


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:37 pm 
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I didn't know he was that old. I thought he was a good 10 years younger.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:39 pm 
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I know you didn't mean it as a positive suggestion, but I bet Leguizamo would be great in a dialog-heavy Sorkin part, though I doubt he's going to be given the keys to a leading role at this point in his career


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:42 pm 
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I did mean it as a positive if lesser than Isaacs suggestion. I was just watching an Ecuadorian film he starred in a decade ago and it is a pretty excellent performance.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:42 pm 
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domino harvey wrote:
I know you didn't mean it as a positive suggestion, but I bet Leguizamo would be great in a dialog-heavy Sorkin part, though I doubt he's going to be given the keys to a leading role at this point in his career

Or Wilmer Valderrama, who just immediately came to my sister's mind


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:58 pm 
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William Frawley: Jim Belushi? David Koechner? JK Simmons?

Vivian Vance: Margo Martindale? ...Kate Winslet + a couple dozen lbs if the audience squints? This one's more difficult.

Anyway, get Bennett Miller or someone like that to direct this and do it right, damnit.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:01 pm 
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Anyone but Miller.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:03 pm 
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Oh my God, mfunk, you should be casting this movie: Margo Martindale would be perfect as Vivian Vance, and JK Simmons would be inspired! I'm going to be disappointed by whoever we actually get


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Well, fuck

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JK Simmons would be inspired!

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I'll let you be the one to tell this guy he's playing William Frawley


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:04 pm 
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Please stop making inspired casting decisions because now that I've seen all this I want it all and am going to be inevitably disappointed.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:07 pm 
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While Martindale does bear a resemblance to Vivian Vance, in reality Vance was only two years older than Lucille Ball. Martindale and Blanchett are nearly 20 years apart. I wouldn't mind seeing Toby Jones as William Frawley.

mfunk9786 wrote:
Or Wilmer Valderrama, who just immediately came to my sister's mind
A quick Google search turned up this from a couple of years ago.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:02 pm 
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I'm sure he's very talented, but I just don't see a TV actor being cast as co-lead with one of the world's most talented and in-demand actresses. Michael Peña would be more plausible but still seems unlikely. I hope it's Oscar Isaac.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:12 pm 
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Diego Luna's also seems like he's enough in the zeitgeist to be feasible.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:56 pm 
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I've been hoping for Leguizamo since the initial announcement 2 years ago.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:20 pm 
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If the film is about their courtship and the production of I Love Lucy, then Arnaz was in his early-to-mid 20s when they were married, and the show began around 10 years after that. Both Bardem and Leguizamo are much too old for the part, particularly the latter. I’d go as far as to say that Blanchett is too old to play Ball, but at least she doesn’t carry her age on her face as much as someone like Bardem does.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:43 pm 
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According to the National Enquirer, Amy Schumer is being sought to play Vance, and Bardem for Arnaz


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:02 pm 
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Well, fuck.


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The most comforting thought about that piece of news is that it's from the National Enquirer.


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