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October 6th, 2018 / No Comments

Comedian Lucille Ball’s side-splitting facial expressions and pratfalls were so recognisable to audiences that scriptwriters for her three top-rating TV series (I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show and Here’s Lucy) took to using shorthand to describe them. There was the “light bulb” for when her zany character came up with another madcap scheme; “credentials”, which indicated a “how dare you” gape when someone had the indignity to question her ability to pull something off; and “puddling up” when everything fell apart. Between 1951 and 1974, Ball was TV’s queen of comedy, a lovable redhead who was compared to Red Skelton, Eddie Cantor and the Marx Brothers for her gift for sophisticated slapstick (not surprising, given she worked with these comic legends in her early films).

Ball later became the first woman to run a major TV production studio, Desilu, which launched Star Trek in the 1960s. But the show that made Ball one of the most famous faces on the planet, the iconic I Love Lucy, which ran from 1951 to 1957, happened in large part because the then 40-year-old simply wanted a project that would enable her to keep an eye on her Cuban-born husband, Desi Arnaz, who was seven years her junior.

Ball and Arnaz had married in 1940, she a B-grade film actor and he a band leader who was constantly touring – and unfaithful. The legendary and tempestuous 20-year marriage of Ball and Arnaz – they divorced in 1960 – is now the subject of a new biopic, tentatively titled Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter. Penned by West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin, it will star Cate Blanchett as the comedian, with Ball’s real-life children Lucie Arnaz, 67, and Desi Arnaz jnr, 65, as producers. Amazon Studios has acquired the rights and it’s expected to begin filming next year.

Why the sudden interest in a comedian whom many under 30 would never have heard of? No doubt because of Baby Boomer and Generation X nostalgia – and the fact that, remarkably, Ball’s shows have been repeated on TV for nearly 70 years. Blanchett’s sons Dashiell, 16, Roman, 14, and Ignatius, 10, reportedly nudged her to take the role as they are fans of the early shows (she also has a three-year-old daughter, Edith). The best seal of approval was arguably from Ball’s own daughter, Lucie, who also wanted Blanchett to play the role. [Source]

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Ocean's Eight (2018)
Cate as Lou
Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.
Genre: Crime
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Mowgli (2018)
Cate as Kaa
An orphaned boy is raised in the wild.
Genre: Drama
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2018)
Cate as Bernadette Fox
After her anxiety-ridden mother disappears, 15-year-old Bee does everything she can to track her down, discovering her troubled past in the process.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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The House with a Clock in its Walls (2018)
Cate as Unknown
A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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