See Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem Like Never Before as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Full Trailer

In the new official trailer for Being the Ricardos, Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem accentuate the highs and lows of the prolific relationship between Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

By Kisha Forde Nov 10, 2021 4:38 PMTags
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We're stepping back in time to the 1950s on the big screen—but not everything is black and white.
The newly unveiled trailer for the highly anticipated movie Being the Ricardos, starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem, spotlights the not always rosy dynamic between Lucille Ball and her husband of 20 years, Desi Arnaz.
The upcoming biopic, directed by Aaron Sorkin, is set for release in late December and will explore both the professional and personal lives of the famous couple, which was famously complex. The couple eloped in November 1940, starred in I Love Lucy together from 1951 to 1957, and subsequently divorced in 1960.
In the trailer, the facets of both life and love for Lucille—best known for inciting hysterics from live audiences—proved to be no laughing matter as she tried to keep the couples's on-screen magic afloat for their hit show while dealing with a much more complicated relationship behind the scenes.

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The nearly two-minute juicy trailer also hinted briefly at the FBI's investigation into the star during the Red Scare. (Lucille would later admit to investigators that she previously registered as a member of the Communist party in 1936 at the insistence of her grandfather at the time.)

The newly released preview is the first feature look at Nicole and Javier's transformation into the popular sitcom couple since the movie's teaser dropped a few weeks ago. Oscar winner J.K. Simmons and Tony winner Nina Arianda are also seen playing the couple's comical co-stars, William Frawley and Vivian Vance (a.k.a. Fred and Ethel), respectively.
Buckle up, because this trailer sure has some ‘splaining to do before the full-length film hits theaters Dec. 10 and debuts on Prime Video Dec. 21.