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Nicole Kidman cast as Lucille Ball!!!

Too bad Gary Morton isn't around to talk her out of this

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by Anonymousreply 117a day ago

This had Cate Blanchett originally attached. What went wrong?

by Anonymousreply 101/11/2021


by Anonymousreply 201/11/2021

No! Lucy did not have Botox and Nicole can’t do comedy!

by Anonymousreply 301/11/2021

Can we get a break from her?

by Anonymousreply 401/11/2021

Nicole failed with Grace Kelly! Enough!

by Anonymousreply 501/11/2021

That hilarious comedienne, Nicole Kidman

by Anonymousreply 601/11/2021

R2 I co-sign on the hard pass. Absolutely ridiculous. Insulting even.

by Anonymousreply 701/11/2021

No. Just no. Next they’ll cast Hugh Grant as Desi.

by Anonymousreply 801/11/2021

Kidman is a horrible. At least get someone with comedic timing that looks like Lucy.

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by Anonymousreply 901/11/2021

Yeah, I couldn’t. Skin drawing thought. She is so ugly now with what she does to her face.

by Anonymousreply 1001/11/2021

*skin crawling

by Anonymousreply 1101/11/2021

Can’t wait! Not sure why, but can’t wait!

by Anonymousreply 1201/11/2021

Is Nicole just going through classic sitcom actors -- 1st Bewitched, now I Love Lucy. What's next, I Dream of Jeannie?

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by Anonymousreply 1301/11/2021

Deb Messing must be fuming.

by Anonymousreply 1401/11/2021

I'm with R12, I like it.


by Anonymousreply 1501/11/2021

Has been done so much better years ago on MAD TV.

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by Anonymousreply 1601/11/2021

R13 how about a gender-flipped remake where Nicole is Andy Griffith and Paul Giamatti is Aunt Bee? Opie could be played by the little girl from Black-ish and Barney Fife is now Belinda Fife played by Tiffany Haddish.

It was a Desilu production!

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by Anonymousreply 1801/11/2021

Nicole is much too old to play Jeannie, or her sister, Jeannie.

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by Anonymousreply 1901/11/2021

note Lucie and Desi Jr. among the executive producers, so the family is behind it

by Anonymousreply 2001/11/2021

This casting is like when Ann Ramsey wanted Sandy in the film Grease.

by Anonymousreply 2101/11/2021

Clearly they are aiming for the biggest names instead of suitable talent. Never a good sign for a production.

by Anonymousreply 2201/11/2021

What a dumb idea. It'll be a lot of smoking, arguing, studio lights, and bongo drums.

by Anonymousreply 2301/11/2021

Nicole wants Katie Holmes for Vivian Vance.

by Anonymousreply 2401/11/2021

James Corden as William Frawley!

by Anonymousreply 2501/11/2021

R22 Au contraire, an A-list cast can entirely delight an audience. Witness this cast which skillfully created a delightful documentary farce of a B'way musical.

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by Anonymousreply 2601/11/2021

Meryl Streep as Mrs. Trumble.

by Anonymousreply 2701/11/2021

I hope it's a gritty remake where the Technicolor antics of the Ricardos and Mertzes is just an elaborate fantasy life for Lucy McGillicuddy, tragic street drunk.

by Anonymousreply 2801/11/2021

This Will End in Tears (TM).

by Anonymousreply 2901/11/2021

breezin along

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by Anonymousreply 3001/11/2021

Nicole could star in a remake of Stone Pillow. Make it a musical this time.

by Anonymousreply 3101/11/2021

She had better not ever attempt to play Mrs. Cunningham.

by Anonymousreply 3201/11/2021

Two hours of "ohhh Lucy" or that awful whining that Lucy did. Will the picture also show Lucy as a not very nice person.

by Anonymousreply 3301/11/2021

Dear god, I cant see this at all. What were they thinking of?

by Anonymousreply 3401/11/2021

Did Cate Blanchett leave or was she fired?

by Anonymousreply 3501/11/2021

Nicole has too much Botox to do Lucy's spider face.

by Anonymousreply 3601/11/2021

They couldn't find a real Cuban?

by Anonymousreply 3701/11/2021

I wonder if Sorkin looked at the Mrs. America series Blanchett did for Hulu and thought: "meh"

And then Nicole got huge ratings for the awful Undoing and Prom and he thought she'd be a bigger draw.

by Anonymousreply 3801/11/2021

When are we getting Nicole Kidman's Mame?

by Anonymousreply 3901/11/2021

They are both too old.

by Anonymousreply 4001/11/2021

Except, r40, Lucy and Desi both looked well into their 50s during ILL.

What I'll be curious about is if Nicole has to undergo some kind of "relaxing" of her face to get the properly worn out look.

by Anonymousreply 4101/11/2021

Is she playing the Here’s Lucy marionette?

by Anonymousreply 4201/11/2021

I would not want to be Deb Messing's family tonight.

by Anonymousreply 4301/11/2021

[quote]Monday table read through Friday audience filming— when Lucy and Desi face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.

Viv is a tranny and Desi's been fucking him/her up the ass in the broom closet for three seasons.

by Anonymousreply 4401/11/2021

If they're smart, the movie's story would take place within the confines of the taping of the last Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour show.

by Anonymousreply 4501/11/2021

I'm guessing from the article that the big conflict in the film will be the accusations that Lucy was a Communist. Of course, any week of filming was probably rife with accusations of Desi's infidelity.

The episode they filmed that week of the Commie mishigoss was the one where Lucy and Ethel buy a dress shop, though I'm sure they could choose any ILL episode and it wouldn't matter.

by Anonymousreply 4601/11/2021

The dress shop episode is a good one. The whole thing could work, script-wise, but the casting is just terrible.

by Anonymousreply 4701/11/2021

I think Amy Poehler could be good as Viv.

by Anonymousreply 4801/11/2021

Javier Bardem is a great actor but terrible casting. Only Oscar Isaac could play Desi.

by Anonymousreply 4901/11/2021

Twitter says Raul Esparza which I think is a good suggestion.

by Anonymousreply 5001/11/2021

Raul is fat enough to play Fred these days.

by Anonymousreply 5101/11/2021

Cate would’ve been AMAZING. Wig doesn’t excite me.

by Anonymousreply 5201/11/2021

[quote] I'm guessing from the article that the big conflict in the film will be the accusations that Lucy was a Communist.

Prepare for 2+ hours of constipated looks and lots of sighing.

by Anonymousreply 5301/11/2021

The only thing red about Lucy is her hair and that's not even real!

by Anonymousreply 5401/11/2021

And then cut to Nicole staring adoringly at Javier from behind the kitchen set.

by Anonymousreply 5501/11/2021

[quote]I would not want to be Deb Messing's family tonight.

Would you want to be them on any other night?

by Anonymousreply 5601/11/2021

[quote]It was a Desilu production!

No, it wasn't.

by Anonymousreply 5701/11/2021

Uh, when I Love Lucy was first produced Danny Thomas was a cheap nightclub comic and Sheldon Leonard was still playing two-bit gangsters in B films.

by Anonymousreply 5801/11/2021

Uh, when I Love Lucy was first produced Danny Thomas was a cheap nightclub comic and Sheldon Leonard was still playing two-bit gangsters in B films.

by Anonymousreply 5901/11/2021

An Aaron Sorkin takedown of the Ricardos?

How tedious.

by Anonymousreply 6001/11/2021

r57 We were referring to the "Andy Griffith Show", not "I Love Lucy."

by Anonymousreply 6101/11/2021

r61, how would we know as you didn't link the post.

Tsk, tsk.

by Anonymousreply 6201/11/2021

This will not end well. I guarantee.

by Anonymousreply 6301/11/2021

Because this is produced by her kids, it will be terrible.

by Anonymousreply 6401/11/2021

Lucille Ball was much more beautiful IMO

by Anonymousreply 6501/11/2021

Andy Griffith was shot on the Desilu lot, my mistake.

The more I think of it, the more I like this idea of a limited series about the behind the scenes reality of a famous tv show. Not with any of the people attached or even Lucy necessarily but part of the allure of Feud and The Crown was seeing another side of something we assumed we knew well. Cheers would probably benefit from this kind of treatment, maybe Dallas. It's also a great way to get younger viewers interested in old content that's just sitting around not making money.

by Anonymousreply 6601/11/2021

Agree with you r66, but I always have a real problem seeing these famous actors played by famous actors. I can't lose Renee Zellweger, Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Nicole Kidman, as they attempt to create an iconic celebrity.

This is probably why The Crown works so well for me....I don't know most of the actors who play those famous people.

by Anonymousreply 6701/11/2021

Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball? What the fuck?

by Anonymousreply 6801/11/2021

[quote]What a dumb idea. It'll be a lot of smoking, arguing, studio lights, and bongo drums.

And that's just on the set!

by Anonymousreply 6901/11/2021

[quote]Except, [R40], Lucy and Desi both looked well into their 50s during ILL.

Lucy actually still looked pretty youthful in the 50s. It wasn't until the 60s that her face got hard and brittle-looking.

by Anonymousreply 7001/11/2021

I'm sorry Javier Bardem is involved in this surefire disaster.

I hope he doesn't allow himself to become a bland nonentity in La-La-Land like poor Antonio Banderas did.

Poor Antonio married a bland Plastic-Woman just like the bland Plastic-Woman who's starring in this surefire disaster.

by Anonymousreply 7101/11/2021

Frances Fisher proved that while Lucy can never be duplicated, she can be imitated.

Her re-enacting Lucy Ricardo dodging 'murderous' Ricky in the kitchen with the trash can lid as a bullet proof 'vest' was brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 7201/11/2021

This Will End in Yet Another Unconvincing Curly Red Wig.

by Anonymousreply 7301/11/2021

Too bad Gary is dead and can’t Nicole out of it.

by Anonymousreply 7401/11/2021

I will be playing Lucy as a young girl, fresh from Jamestown, NY.

by Anonymousreply 7501/11/2021

Has everyone forgotten my 2003 movie?

by Anonymousreply 7601/11/2021

While Sorkin is the author of many, many funny lines (The West Wing is full of them), he seems just to not get comedy as a genre. I'm one of the few who thought Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was a terrific show, but the one criticism of it that was indisputably true was that none of the sketches we saw on the show-within-a-show was funny, and Sarah Paulson had little to no comic talent as its lead.

Now Blanchett and Kidman, both actors with a very poor sense of comedy, and I'd have thought both too old for the project. If you want an Australian who CAN do high-energy comedy, there's Isla Fisher and Margot Robbie for starters. Fisher doesn't even require hair dye.

by Anonymousreply 7701/11/2021

Early photo from the set

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by Anonymousreply 7801/11/2021

How about Mark Consuelos as Desi? Just an idea. Poor, Javier.

by Anonymousreply 7901/11/2021

Nicole is an old ass lady. I can’t stand to see her play someone in their 30’s with young kids or whatnot.

by Anonymousreply 8001/12/2021

Lucy was in her 40s during the ILL days, not her 30s, r80.

by Anonymousreply 8101/12/2021

Nicole and Javier.....There are no words.

by Anonymousreply 8201/12/2021

Sorkin’s media is uneven. If I recall correctly, he produced an HBO series The Newsroom. I tried to get into it, but the writing was cheesy and preachy, with some implausible plot devices. You could hear tired “rants” sort of randomly crafted into dialogue that sounded really preachy and sanctimonious. I understand it improved in its second season, but wasn’t interested enough to revisit it. There was a smirking mediocrity to the production. But maybe this sort of period docudrama could work better, or he could be chasing the success of Ryan Murphy’s Feud and programs like it.

by Anonymousreply 8301/12/2021

Man, Nicole’s hair is looking like straw. So dry. And her skin looks plastic. Why’s she always frowning?

by Anonymousreply 8401/12/2021

That’s a wig, right?

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by Anonymousreply 8601/12/2021

I don't know how to link it but there's a follow-up article now (I think on Dateline) saying Deb Messing has reached out to fans to plead with Sorkin to cast her before Nicole signs on the dotted line.

by Anonymousreply 8701/12/2021

Couldn’t Keith Urban talk her out of it?

by Anonymousreply 8801/12/2021

This vapid article was written by the vapid Justin Kroll

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by Anonymousreply 8901/12/2021

And it’s going straight to Amazon? Gross. No one will even see it. This should NEVER be made.

by Anonymousreply 9001/12/2021

For all the Deb Messing jokes, she'd be better in this role than Kidman

by Anonymousreply 9101/12/2021

Debra as Lucy.

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by Anonymousreply 9201/12/2021

Debra doing the Vitameatavegamin Commercial

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by Anonymousreply 9301/12/2021

Debs needs to work on her voice a bit but the rest of her execution is downright brilliant.

Wig wouldn’t even be able to pull off a Messing impersonation.

by Anonymousreply 9401/12/2021

She looks like she's been made up for her viewing at the mortuary, and not a very good job, at that.

by Anonymousreply 9501/12/2021

R95 Kidman’s already shooting this?!

by Anonymousreply 9601/12/2021

Deb really could have used a much stronger waist cincher there at r93.

by Anonymousreply 9701/12/2021

This bitch.

by Anonymousreply 9801/12/2021

I'd like to see Deb do it and yet this still seems cuntish.

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by Anonymousreply 9901/13/2021

I'm probably the only gay on the planet who did not watch Will and Grace in its later years and thus never saw the I Love Lucy parody.

So, out of curiosity, I just watched a bit of Deb's portrayal as Lucy. And while it's great fun, she's so over the top with her mugging (no doubt egged on by the producers and writers), I can't imagine it wouldn't scare Aaron Sorkin (and Lucie and Desi Jr., too) away from ever hiring her for his film. Sad, because probably with decent direction, she'd be great.

by Anonymousreply 10001/13/2021

I had no great opinion of this Messing woman until the last couple of years when I was turned off by their publicity-seeking, off-screen, SJW antics.

by Anonymousreply 10101/13/2021

R101, she's probably turned off by your MAGAt, pro Klan, self-hating antics.

by Anonymousreply 10201/13/2021

I believe actors and actresses are there to impersonate characters written by writers.

They're not politicians.

by Anonymousreply 10301/13/2021

R103, if you have the right to voice your political opinions, so does she. Funny how freepers don't have a problem with Clint Eastwood, Scott Baio, etc sharing their political views

by Anonymousreply 10401/13/2021

More like Lucille Ballz

by Anonymousreply 10501/13/2021

Mark Conseulos is a good call. And how about that bug eyed girl for Lucy- Emma Stone.

by Anonymousreply 10601/14/2021

Does Nicole Kidman have to be cast in every single fucking movie? She shouldn't do biopics. She absolutely ruined the Arbus movie. That was terrible, appalling bordering on offensive miscasting and this probably won't be much better.

by Anonymousreply 107Last Thursday at 5:04 PM

[quote] offensive miscasting

This Plastic Woman offends me at first sight. She is, unfortunately, ubiquitous.

by Anonymousreply 108Last Thursday at 5:13 PM

My nickname for her is: Constipation Sighs.

by Anonymousreply 109Last Thursday at 5:16 PM

Did she run out of the "sexy, young mother" roles she favors?

by Anonymousreply 110Last Thursday at 5:22 PM

Nicole can't do zany. Certainly not like Lucy could. It will have to be a drama regarding the later portions of her personal life. Hopefully not too dead-end depressing like the recent 'Judy' which Liza rightfully trashed.

by Anonymousreply 111Last Thursday at 5:40 PM

[quote]I'm probably the only gay on the planet who did not watch Will and Grace in its later years

I gave up on Will and Grace during its original run. I thought it was a dumb show except for Megan Mullaly, who was genuinely funny, but not worth watching the whole show for.

by Anonymousreply 112Last Thursday at 6:34 PM

lucie arnaz thinks havin this big name fuktard will get ratings....honey she is joke !!!! and so is u!

by Anonymousreply 113Last Thursday at 7:00 PM

I think this is filming on Park Ave. Before I left the city the city to work from home in March I used to see the trailers on Park just below Grand Central. I was in the city again a couple of weeks ago and saw them again. There were trailer doors with “Lucy” and “Desi” on them.

by Anonymousreply 114Last Thursday at 7:03 PM

Kidman doesn’t look anything like Ball. You know who would do a good job? Nicole Sullivan! She’s funny and she resembles Ball.

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by Anonymousreply 115Last Thursday at 7:06 PM

The Newsroom is not recent. It preceded Feud by many years.

by Anonymousreply 116Last Thursday at 7:17 PM

From what I have read, Lucie & Desi, Jr. were involved with casting, so I guess they feel that Nicole can play Lucy. But I think r115 would have been a good choice too, especially since she did Lucy on the MadTV sketches.

No one needs all the backstage drama (and lines) washed-up, subpar B-lister Debra would bring. The people involved are too accomplished for that. And Debra couldn't even emulate the Lucy character when they tried shoving it down our throats during the W&B reboot. I hope she had a full-on meltdown, and I hope she continues to be available for a long time.

by Anonymousreply 117a day ago
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