Being the Ricardos Movie

Being the Ricardos movie poster

Who's Involved:

J.K. Simmons, Nicole Kidman, Alia Shawkat, Javier Bardem, John Rubinstein, Clark Gregg, Steve Tisch, Desi Arnaz Jr., Tony Hale, Jason Blumenthal, Jake Lacy, Nina Arianda, Lucie Arnaz, Robert Pine, Todd Black, Aaron Sorkin, Christopher Denham, Linda Lavin, Nelson Franklin

Release Date:

Friday, December 10, 2021 (Nationwide)
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 (PrimeVideo)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) are threatened by shocking personal accusations, a political smear and cultural taboos in Academy Award®-winning writer and director Aaron Sorkin’s behind-the-scenes drama Being the Ricardos. A revealing glimpse of the couple’s complex romantic and professional relationship, the film takes audiences into the writers’ room, onto the soundstage and behind closed doors with Ball and Arnaz during one critical production week of their groundbreaking sitcom “I Love Lucy.”

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Who stars in Being the Ricardos: Cast List

... Lucille Ball

"Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom" , "The Northman"  

... Desi Arnaz

"Dune" , "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile"  

... Vivian Vance

"Stan & Ollie" , "Tower Heist"  

... William Frawley

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" , "National Champions"  

... Jess Oppenheimer

"The Heat" , "Hocus Pocus 2"  

... Madelyn Pugh

"The To-Do List" , "Life After Beth"  

... Bob Carroll Jr.

"Rampage" , "Johnny English Strikes Again"  

"The To-Do List" , "Mr. Popper's Penguins"  

"Argo" , "Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich"  

"Hello I Must Be Going"  

"Naked Singularity" , "How to Be a Latin Lover"  


Who's making Being the Ricardos: Crew List

A look at the Being the Ricardos behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Aaron Sorkin last directed Molly's Game and The Politician. The film's writer Aaron Sorkin last wrote Molly's Game and Steve Jobs.


Aaron Sorkin


Todd Black
Jason Blumenthal
Steve Tisch

Production Companies

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Production: What we know about Being the Ricardos?

Key Facts

  1. The story is set during one production week of “I Love Lucy” — Monday table read through Friday audience filming.

Filming Timeline

  1. November 2021: The film was in Post-Production status.
  2. November 2021: The film was in Completed status.
  3. April 2021: The film was in Production status.
  4. January 2021: The film was in Pre-Production status.

Being the Ricardos Release Date: When is the film coming out?

Being the Ricardos is coming out in 2021 on Friday, December 10, 2021 (Nationwide release). There are 17 other movies coming out on the same date, including National Champions, West Side Story and Encounter.

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