According to a report from Deadline, Amazon has purchased Lucy and Desi, a biopic about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's 20-year marriage. A lot of people don't know this, but the two starred in a famous sitcom, I Love Lucy, back before color was invented.
Boy, is Ricky gonna be mad when he gets home and sees how much money Amazon spent on this!
Cate Blanchett is attached to star as Lucy, though no Desi has been cast yet. Deadline speculates that Javier Bardem is being sought for the role, though Bardem is rumored for just about every role, so it's not exactly a risky guess. Actors to play Vivian Vance and William Frawley must also be cast for the movie. The script has been written by Alan Sorkin.
Ball and Arnaz's children are reportedly included in the deal — or at least their perspective on the relationship and business partnership of their parents. The rights also include Ball and Arnaz's memoirs, according to the report.