The actress will play old Hollywood icon Lucille Ball in the film, which is about the relationship between Ball and fellow Hollywood icon Desi Arnaz.
The plot is defined as “shocking personal accusations, a political smear and cultural taboos threaten the relationship between Hollywood power couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.”
Desi Arnaz is played by No Country For Old Men’s Javier Bardem.
According to The Daily Mail, “critics who viewed the movie appeared to be extremely impressed with Kidman’s performance, which is already generating Oscar buzz.”
New York Times reporter Kyle Buchanan tweeted in favour of the film.
Lucy, you’ve got some campaigning to do: BEING THE RICARDOS played well in its first screening, suggesting a solid awards contender. I bought Nicole more as offscreen, dramatic Lucy than as a sitcom dynamo, but the audience still ate her and Javier Bardem up.
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) November 14, 2021
Turner Classic Movies host Dave Karger wrote, “Last night’s first big screening of #BeingTheRicardos definitely silenced the skeptics. “
Last night’s first big screening of #BeingTheRicardos definitely silenced the skeptics. A 5th Oscar nomination for Nicole Kidman seems especially likely. So cool to chat with her and the fantastic Javier Bardem (also a strong contender) in front of the very impressed audience. pic.twitter.com/LgWmpPpgKW
— Dave Karger (@davekarger) November 14, 2021
The film will be released in theatres on the 10th December and on Amazon Prime Video 21st December.
You can watch the trailer for the film below.