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Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat & More Round Out The Cast Of 'Being The Ricardos'

Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat & More Round Out The Cast Of 'Being The Ricardos'

Tony Hale and Alia Shawkat are just two of the actors who have joined Aaron Sorkin‘s upcoming Being The Ricardos movie.

The two actors, alongside Jake Lacy, Clark Gregg, Nelson Franklin, John Rubinstein, Linda Lavin, and Christopher Denham, round out the full cast of the upcoming feature.

Chris Pine‘s father, Robert Pine, will also be in the cast.

Variety is reporting that Tony will star as I Love Lucy’s executive producer and head writer Jess Oppenheimer.

Meanwhile, Alia and Jake will star as the show’s longtime writing partners Madelyn Pugh and Bob Carroll Jr.

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are set to star as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, with J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda as William Frawley and Vivian Vance in the movie.

The movie will be set during one production week of I Love Lucy — Monday table read through Friday audience filming — when Lucy and Desi face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could ruin their marriage.

The famous couple’s real life children, Lucie and Desi Arnaz, Jr., will be executive producers on the movie.

Click inside to read the statement from Lucie and Desi Arnaz, Jr. about the movie…

Being the Ricardos is a drama about the people behind the making of television’s most famous comedy. I’m looking forward to working with Nicole, Javier, J.K., Nina and the rest of our great cast,” writer-director Aaron Sorkin shared about the upcoming movie.

Lucie added that she and “brother Desi and I signed on because this is a story of our folk’s real-life passionate, tempestuous and complicated relationship and not a recreation of I Love Lucy – no one could do that.”

She added, “We felt exploring that relationship could be an enlightening challenge. We asked Amazon for the best and we got it with every hire. Aaron Sorkin has not told this tale as a ‘cradle to grave’ biopic. Instead, he’s chosen to illuminate a snippet of time during an incredibly intense period of their show’s enduring success.”

“The casting choices have all been inspired and Desi and I are so looking forward to seeing what this impressive group of actors make of Sorkin’s delicious script.”

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