A lot of people want DEBRA MESSING to play LUCILLE BALL in the upcoming biopic about Lucy’s relationship with DESI ARNAZ. But that’s not happening.
Their daughter Lucie Arnaz says it’s a done deal: NICOLE KIDMAN has the part.
And Lucie would like you to know that you’ll LOVE IT.
Quote, “We are not doing a remake of ‘I Love Lucy’ . . . or any of the silly things. It’s the story of Lucille Ball, my actual mother, not Lucy Ricardo, and her husband, Dezi Arnaz, my dad, not Ricky Ricardo.”
“There will be humor in the film, but it is a story of the two of them and how they met and what went right with finding the show, what went wrong, their relationship, their love affair . . .
“Very little of the show is actually ‘I Love Lucy’-type stuff. I don’t think you will be disappointed with that, however.”
(Here’s her video message.)