In Production: Rumors of Cate Blanchett as Lucille Ball and a “Galaxy Quest” TV Series

Posted on September 9, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Exciting news! There are rumors that Cate Blanchett will be playing red-headed comedy icon Lucille Ball in a new film produced by Ball’s children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr. The screenplay will be by “West Wing’s” Aaron Sorkin, and the focus will be on the relationship between Ball and her co-star and husband, Desi Arnaz.

And one of my favorite movie comedies is set to become a television series for Amazon Prime. “Galaxy Quest” is a movie about the actors from a “Star Trek”-style television series who discover that aliens, thinking the series was real life, have replicated their spaceship. So there is a special fitness to having the fictional television series become a reality.

By Grabthar’s hammer, here’s hoping both projects become a reality and that they are everything we hope, so no one has any ‘splainin’ to do.

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