Cate Blanchett to play American comedienne Lucille Ball

The Australian actress is reportedly attached to play Ball in a new biopic, which will be based on a screenplay yet to be written by Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin.

The movie will chronicle the entertainer’s 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz, her I Love Lucy co-star. The couple divorced in 1960.

Their kids – Lucie Desiree Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr. – will produce the movie.