HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 2 (UPI) — An authorized biopic of television acting legend Lucille Ball is in the works, and actress Cate Blanchett has reportedly been signed to the project to portray the beloved redhead in the picture.
Ball is best known for playing the title role in the situation comedy I Love Lucy, which ran for six seasons on CBS between 1951 and 1957.
Ball and Arnaz were divorced in 1960. The actress remarried a year later and died in 1989 at the age of 77.
Blanchett’s representative did not comment on the project Wednesday, The Wrap reported. The two-time Academy Award-winner portrayed screen legend Katharine Hepburn in Martin Scorsese‘s The Aviator in 2004.