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Cate Blanchett Will Star in Aaron Sorkin’s Lucille Ball Biopic

Cate Blanchett poses for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film Sicario at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France on May 19, 2015.
Joel Ryan—Invision/AP Cate Blanchett poses for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film Sicario at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France on May 19, 2015.

The film will be produced by Ball's two children

An authorized biopic of Hollywood and television star Lucille Ball’s life is in the works, according to TheWrap.

The movie boasts hefty star power, with actress Cate Blanchett portraying the “I Love Lucy” actress. Aaron Sorkin will be penning the script. Ball’s real-life children, Lucie and Desi Jr., will produce the film.

The film will follow Ball’s early days as an actress on “I Love Lucy” and her 20-year marriage to co-star Desi Arnaz, along with their eventual divorce in 1960.

Sony-based Escape Artists will produce the film, though it’s not clear when it will be released.

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