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Cate Blanchett to star in Lucille Ball biopic written by Sorkin

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16 hours ago, Mot Morenzi said:

A little Vitametavegamin would be handy right now. 

Amen... with a shot of SOMETHING with it!! :HALKING:

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My biggest concern is the research the actors did or did not do. I hope more was involved than primarily binging on ILL. Its the actors and production team time to do their jobs. We the public will do our jobs once it's released and judge for ourselves whether it's a hit or a turd. I hope it will be fantastic. Lucille and Desi deserve a well-acted and accurate portrayal especially after the previous attempts.

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27 minutes ago, rickylu said:

My biggest concern is the research the actors did or did not do. I hope more was involved than primarily binging on ILL. Its the actors and production team time to do their jobs. We the public will do our jobs once it's released and judge for ourselves whether it's a hit or a turd. I hope it will be fantastic. Lucille and Desi deserve a well-acted and accurate portrayal especially after the previous attempts.

I agree with everything you said. The devil is in the details and that's accuracy and research. What many of us fans have been doing for years. 

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5 hours ago, Luvsbway said:

I agree with everything you said. The devil is in the details and that's accuracy and research. What many of us fans have been doing for years. 

Very true. It’s not so much about appearance (Jessica Lange looked/sounded nothing like Joan Crawford but still gave a good performance) but more about commitment. None of Nicole’s interviews so far have given the impression she’s truly committed herself to this, but perhaps that’s a misleading take. I don’t want to jump to conclusions without seeing the finished product.

Of course, the Debra Messing trolls are in full force on Twitter. SHE doesn’t really look like Lucille either, and she got her chance with that W&G episode. However, I will admit I wish Cate Blanchett had been available. Not only is she a stronger physical and vocal match, I personally prefer her as an actress. Not to cast aspersions, but Kidman’s never been a draw for me; I’ve never seen a movie just because she’s in it. But I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt. (Max was briefly a teacher of hers back when she was in school, believe it or not.)

What I’m curious about is all these 1940s set scenes. What happened to “one production week”? Unless they’re doing recreations for on-set photographs, this implies there will be flashbacks, which is entering “Before the Laughter” territory. But I’m sure if that’s the case, they’ll be better written here.

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4 hours ago, Mot Morenzi said:

Very true. It’s not so much about appearance (Jessica Lange looked/sounded nothing like Joan Crawford but still gave a good performance) but more about commitment. None of Nicole’s interviews so far have given the impression she’s truly committed herself to this, but perhaps that’s a misleading take. I don’t want to jump to conclusions without seeing the finished product.

Of course, the Debra Messing trolls are in full force on Twitter. SHE doesn’t really look like Lucille either, and she got her chance with that W&G episode. However, I will admit I wish Cate Blanchett had been available. Not only is she a stronger physical and vocal match, I personally prefer her as an actress. Not to cast aspersions, but Kidman’s never been a draw for me; I’ve never seen a movie just because she’s in it. But I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt. (Max was briefly a teacher of hers back when she was in school, believe it or not.)

What I’m curious about is all these 1940s set scenes. What happened to “one production week”? Unless they’re doing recreations for on-set photographs, this implies there will be flashbacks, which is entering “Before the Laughter” territory. But I’m sure if that’s the case, they’ll be better written here.

I believe they’ve stated there will be flashbacks to the past, sprinkled within the “production week”—the extent and length of these remains to be seen, of course.  

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34 minutes ago, Sdolginoff said:

I believe they’ve stated there will be flashbacks to the past, sprinkled within the “production week”—the extent and length of these remains to be seen, of course.  

Thanks for clarifying. It’s interesting, given Lucie’s disdain for “Before the Laughter”, that this film may be taking a similar structural approach: A limited timeframe in the present with periodic flashbacks to the past. However, I’m guessing these flashbacks will be briefer and far less salacious than the TV movie ones.

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I just wonder why Cate dropped out of this project. I vaguely heard scheduling conflicts. But that seems dodgy. She does lots of theatre, especially in London. Theatre is still on hold.

Tv and film is obviously shooting with strict guidelines so I'm unclear if they are up to pre-covid capacity in how much stuff is in production.

And if they waited all these years with Cate on, they couldn't wait a few months more for her to finish a project and also hopefully shoot under less strict covid protocal?

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18 minutes ago, Luvsbway said:

I just wonder why Cate dropped out of this project. I vaguely heard scheduling conflicts. But that seems dodgy. She does lots of theatre, especially in London. Theatre is still on hold.

Tv and film is obviously shooting with strict guidelines so I'm unclear if they are up to pre-covid capacity in how much stuff is in production.

And if they waited all these years with Cate on, they couldn't wait a few months more for her to finish a project and also hopefully shoot under less strict covid protocal?

Good points. 

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4 hours ago, Luvsbway said:

I just wonder why Cate dropped out of this project. I vaguely heard scheduling conflicts. But that seems dodgy. She does lots of theatre, especially in London. Theatre is still on hold.

Tv and film is obviously shooting with strict guidelines so I'm unclear if they are up to pre-covid capacity in how much stuff is in production.

And if they waited all these years with Cate on, they couldn't wait a few months more for her to finish a project and also hopefully shoot under less strict covid protocal?

My three guesses——she predicted fan backlash and thought it was a lose/lose proposition; or truly didn’t care for the finished script; or pre Covid there was a true scheduling conflict that was no longer the case by the time filming happened—but she had already withdrawn.   

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I'm looking forward to this although I expect this to be pretty flimsy as most direct to streaming projects have turned out to be mostly underwhelming.  It'll satisfy typical joe public but I doubt it'll come close to Lucy and Desi A Home Movie. Very eager to be wrong.

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4 hours ago, Justin said:

I'm looking forward to this although I expect this to be pretty flimsy as most direct to streaming projects have turned out to be mostly underwhelming.  It'll satisfy typical joe public but I doubt it'll come close to Lucy and Desi A Home Movie. Very eager to be wrong.

It’s a feature film, produced by Amazon Studios.  Not direct to streaming.  At least, that was the original plan.   Hopefully, by next year when it is scheduled to be released, it will be in theatres.

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That’s curious news, indeed.
I wonder who Robert Pine will be playing. Interesting they snagged someone who once worked with the actual Lucille. 

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