started principal photography on writer-director Aaron Sorkin
's drama Being the Ricardos
this week in Los Angeles. Nicole Kidman
and Javier Bardem
star as real-life couple Lucille Ball
and Desi Arnaz, the stars behind the groundbreaking and classic 1950s television sitcom I Love Lucy
, that focused on a happily married though seemingly mismatched couple - a flame-haired, accident-prone American housewife, and her sensible Cuban-American bandleader husband - that became the top-rated and most beloved show of the era.
The film is set during one production week of I Love Lucy
-Monday table read through Friday audience filming-when Lucy and Desi face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.
"Being the Ricardos
is a drama about the people behind the making of television's most famous comedy. I'm looking forward to working with Nicole, Javier, J.K., Nina and the rest of our great cast,