With two Oscars for “The Aviator” and “Blue Jasmine” on her shelf, Cate Blanchett is lining up one awards season worthy role after another. She’s already coming on strong with “Carol” and “Truth,” and another plum gig has just been announced.
The Wrap reports that Blachett will play Lucille Ball in a biopic penned by Aaron Sorkin. Wow! The movie will chronicle the TV star’s rocky marriage to onscreen partner Desi Arnaz. It was a relationship made more complicated by the added strain of running the production company Desilu together as well.
It’s hard to argue the potential of this project. Sorkin already knows his way around true stories (“The Social Network,” “Moneyball,” “Steve Jobs“) and Blanchett is one of the best actresses around bar none (and she’s played celebrity royalty before, taking the role of Katherine Hepburn in the aforementioned Martin Scorsese film). No director is attached yet, but it’s safe to say it’ll likely be someone from the A-list.