Amazon Studios has released the teaser trailer for Being the Ricardos starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
Aaron Sorkin wrote and directed the film. The story occurs from Monday to Friday, one week in the production of I Love Lucy. The TV sitcom starred Ball and Arnaz as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo and lasted six seasons from 1951-1957.
“This is a story of our folk’s real-life passionate, tempestuous and complicated relationship and not a recreation of I Love Lucy,” Lucie Arnaz said in a statement. “[Sorkin has] chosen to illuminate a snippet of time during an incredibly intense period of their show’s enduring success.”
J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda play William Fawley and Vivian Vance, the actors who played Lucy and Ricky’s neighbors and landlords Fred and Ethel Mertz. Tony Hale will play I Love Lucy producer Jess Oppenheimer. Alia Shawkat and Jake Lacy play Lucy writers Madelyn Pugh and Bob Carroll Jr. Clark Gregg, Nelson Franklin, John Rubinstein, Linda Lavin, Robert Pine and Christopher Denham also star in the film.
Being the Ricardos arrives in theaters December 10 and then on Prime Video December 21.