Cate Blanchett to star in Lucille Ball biopic

Cate Blanchett is set to play legendary comedian Lucille Ball in a new biopic.
With Amazon Studios officially acquiring the long-awaited Lucille Ball movie, the Aussie actress is their first pick to don a curly red wig, break out the red lippy and play the star of the classic TV sitcom, I Love Lucy. With Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network) taking on script writing duties, the film will focus on Lucille’s 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz, her co-star on I Love Lucy.

Cate is the ultimate shapeshifter on screen, and will no doubt morph into a wisecracking Lucy with ease. Here’s a quick look back at our 5 favourite faces of Cate:

1. Queen Elizabeth

Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth
Source: Working Title Films

Cate’s breakthrough movie role was playing a steely young Queen Elizabeth in the period film Elizabeth, earning her the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama.


2. Katharine Hepburn

Cate Blanchett as Katherine Hepburn
Source: Miramax

Blanchett won the first of her two Academy Awards portraying Hollywood icon, Katharine Hepburn alongside Leonardo Di Caprio in Martin Scorsese‘s The Aviator.


3. Jasmine

Cate Blanchett as Jasmine in Blue Jasmine
Source: Focus Features International

Playing the unforgettably unstable New York socialite in Woody Allen’s, Blue Jasmine scored Cate her second Academy Award, this time for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.


4. Galadriel

Cate Blanchett as Galadriel

Cate was ethereal as the elf queen Galadriel, co-ruler and Lady of Lothlórien, in The Lord of the Rings franchise.


5. Jude

Cate Blanchett in Jude
Source: Killer Films

The 48-year-old picked up an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for playing a chain-smoking, sunglasses-wearing version of folk rocker Bob Dylan in I'm Not There.

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