Published On: Wed, Apr 28th, 2021

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem become Lucy and Desi on set of Being The Ricardos

Nicole Kidman transforms into Lucille Ball as Javier Bardem looks dashing as ever to play Desi Arnaz in new biopic Being The Ricardos

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem were spotted this week in Los Angeles on the set of their upcoming project together.

The dynamic duo are playing Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in an upcoming biopic called Being The Ricardos written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. 

In her latest costume as the comedy legend Nicole was seen modeling a sleek blue trouser suit over a pale pink blouse with a massive throwback chic collar.

There she is: Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem were spotted this week in Los Angeles on the set of their upcoming project together

Hard at work: Nicole is pictured on the set of Being The Ricardos this week

Remember when: Lucy is pictured in 1954 during the run of I Love Lucy

Resemblance: While Nicole (left) was on the set of Being The Ricardos she was a dead ringer for Lucy (pictured right in 1954

She had Lucy’s bright red hairdo and added another dapper touch to the ensemble by slipping into a black blazer.

Meanwhile Javier looked dashing as ever on the set in a casual ensemble – apparently not a costume – that included an untucked and slightly rumpled shirt.

The Vicky Christina Barcelona heartthrob, who has been married to Penelope Cruz for a decade, left his top button beguilingly undone.

The title Being The Ricardos refers to the last name of the family Lucy and Desi played on their pioneering sitcom I Love Lucy.

Meanwhile: Javier looked dashing as ever on the set in a casual ensemble - apparently not a costume - that included an untucked and slightly rumpled shirt

Meanwhile: Javier looked dashing as ever on the set in a casual ensemble – apparently not a costume – that included an untucked and slightly rumpled shirt

Heartthrobs: Javier is pictured on the set of Being The Ricardos preparing to play Desi

The way he was: Desi is pictured in 1953 during the run of I Love Lucy

Heartthrobs: Javier (left) is pictured on the set of Being The Ricardos preparing to play Desi (pictured in 1953 during the run of I Love Lucy)

Aaron Sorkin is writing and directing the upcoming biopic Being The Ricardos for Amazon after his streaming success with The Trial Of The Chicago 7 for Netflix.

Desi, who played Lucy’s bandleader husband Ricky Ricardo on their program, had a tumultuous marriage to her in real life. 

She filed for divorce for the first time in 1944, reportedly over his philandering and drinking, but they got back together before splitting up permanently in 1960.

In the meantime they produced two children and the sitcom that etched them into TV legend, running from 1951 to 1957.

Uncanny: Nicole had Lucy's bright red hairdo and added another dapper touch to the ensemble by slipping into a black blazer

Uncanny: Nicole had Lucy’s bright red hairdo and added another dapper touch to the ensemble by slipping into a black blazer

They also starred in movies together throughout their marriage, including Forever, Darling and the Vincente Minnelli comedy The Long, Long Trailer.

Despite their divorce, in which she called their marriage ‘a nightmare,’ Lucy and Desi remained publicly amicable for the rest of his life.

Lucy married Borscht Belt comic Gary Morton in 1961 and stayed with him until her death in 1989, while Desi married one Edith Hirsch in 1963.

Edith and Desi both died of cancer one year apart – she passed on in 1985 and her husband, who loved cigars from his native Cuba, succumbed to lung cancer in 1986. 

Aaron Sorkin’s new biopic is about a single week spent making an episode of I Love Lucy during which Lucy and Desi’s marriage is shaken.

The turbulent week, reportedly running from the table read to the taping in front of a studio audience, is said to include a professional landmine for the couple as well.

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