Tony Hale and Alia Shawkat are just two of the actors who have joined Aaron Sorkin‘s upcoming Being The Ricardos movie.
The two actors, alongside Jake Lacy, Clark Gregg, Nelson Franklin, John Rubinstein, Linda Lavin, and Christopher Denham, round out the full cast of the upcoming feature.
Chris Pine‘s father, Robert Pine, will also be in the cast.
Variety is reporting that Tony will star as I Love Lucy’s executive producer and head writer Jess Oppenheimer.
Meanwhile, Alia and Jake will star as the show’s longtime writing partners Madelyn Pugh and Bob Carroll Jr.
Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are set to star as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, with J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda as William Frawley and Vivian Vance in the movie.
The movie will be set during one production week of I Love Lucy — Monday table read through Friday audience filming — when Lucy and Desi face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could ruin their marriage.
The famous couple’s real life children, Lucie and Desi Arnaz, Jr., will be executive producers on the movie.
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