Twitter Erupts Over Blanchett's New Role

She'll play Lucille Ball in biopic to be written by Aaron Sorkin
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2015 9:37 AM CDT
Twitter Erupts Over Blanchett's New Role
Actress Cate Blanchett attends a press conference for the film Carol, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 17, 2015.   (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

I Love Cate doesn't have quite the same ring to it, but no matter: Cate Blanchett has signed on to play Lucille Ball in an authorized biopic following the actress' 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz, reports the Hollywood Reporter. The couple's children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., will produce the flick, likely to be written by Aaron Sorkin. Given Sorkin's recent criticisms of female actors including Blanchett, per E!, Twitter users aren't exactly pleased. He'll "write a well-meaning but ultimately condescending portrait of Lucille Ball," just as he's done for "any actor with a vagina he's written for," writes one user. (More Cate Blanchett stories.)

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