"Being the Ricardos" is a 2021 American biographical drama film directed by Aaron Sorkin.
The starring cast includes Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball, Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz, Nina Arianda as Vivian Vance, Tony Hale as Jess Oppenheimer, Alia Shawkat as Madelyn Pugh, Jake Lacy as Bob Carroll, Clark Gregg as Howards Wenke - CBS, J. K. Simmons, John Rubinstein as Jess Oppenheimer - Older, Linda Lavin as Madelyn Pugh - Older and others.

Here are "Being the Ricardos" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Being the Ricardos movie?

Amazon Prime Video on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 released the trailer for "Being the Ricardos" you can watch here:
Being the Ricardos - Official Trailer | Prime Video.

Plot summary

What is Being the Ricardos movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Being the Ricardos" movie plot summary.

"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."


Who plays who in the Being the Ricardos movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Being the Ricardos" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Nicole Kidman  as Lucille Ball
Javier Bardem  as Desi Arnaz
Nina Arianda  as Vivian Vance
Tony Hale  as Jess Oppenheimer
Alia Shawkat  as Madelyn Pugh
Jake Lacy  as Bob Carroll
Clark Gregg  as Howards Wenke - CBS
John Rubinstein  as Jess Oppenheimer - Older (80's)
Linda Lavin  as Madelyn Pugh - Older (70's)
Ronny Cox  as Bob Carroll - Older (70's)
Nelson Franklin  as Joe Strickland - CBS
Christopher Denham  as Donald Glass
J.K. Simmons  as William Frawley
Dana Lyn Baron  as Miss Rosen
Dan Sachoff  as David Levy - CBS
Jeff Holman  as Roger Otter - Phillip Morris
Baize Buzan  as Mary Pat
Max Silvestri  as David Hart - CBS
Renee Pezzotta  as Italian Woman
Chris Wolfe  as Announcer
Breanna Wing  as Chorus Girl Angie
Caroline Anderson  as Chorus Girl Daisy
Jamie Miller  as Chorus Girl Patty
Gail Rastorfer  as Dresser (as Gail Rastorfor)
Russ Burd  as Irwin Gottlieb - Desilu Attorney
Guido Cocomello  as Italian Bellman
John Funk  as J Edgar Hoover
Brian Howe  as Charles Koerner
Ron Perkins  as Macy - CBS
Angela Leib  as Koerner's Secretary
David Saenz  as Musician Outside Ciro's
Stephanie Lesh-Farrell  as Radio Show Katy
Ron Ostrow  as Radio Show Man
Pamela Mitchell  as Radio Show Woman
Lawrence Novikoff  as Sam Stein - Lucy's Attorney
Jack Benza  as Security Guard Bobby
Peter Onorati  as Vittorio
Evie Nicholson  as Woman Outside Ciro's
Rick Batalla  as Tommy (as Rick Batalia)
Josh Bednarsky  as PA Bill
John F. Carpenter  as Lucy Radio Show Announcer
Matt Cook  as 1st AD
Jonah Platt  as Tip Tribby
Melinda Sullivan  as Ann Miller
Christian Roberts  as Camera A Focus Puller
Gus Lynch  as Camera B Focus Puller
Allan Wayne Anderson  as Camera C Focus Puller
David Jonathan Fine  as Boom Operator (as David Fine)
Val Chmerkovskiy  as Ciro's Dancer
Asiel Hardison  as Ciro's Dancer
Reina Hidalgo  as Ciro's Dancer
Jenna Johnson  as Ciro's Dancer
Will Loftis  as Ciro's Dancer
Noelle Marsh  as Ciro's Dancer
Leo Moctezuma  as Ciro's Dancer
Nayara NΓΊΓ±ez  as Ciro's Dancer (as Nayara Nunez)
Britt Stewart  as Ciro's Dancer
Eddie Torres Jr.  as Ciro's Dancer
James Patrick Duffy  as Man 1
Emily Marsh  as Woman 1
Cece Camps  as Woman 2
Daniel Armella  as Stagehand
Molly Meyer  as Waitress
Shiree Nelson  as Studio Staffer

Release date

When is Being the Ricardos movie release date?

"Being the Ricardos" movie release date was scheduled to be on December 7, 2021 (New York City) and on December 10, 2021 (United States) distributing by Amazon Studios.


What are Being the Ricardos filming details?

The duration of the film is 131 minutes. The film grossed over $450,000 (estimate).

"Being the Ricardos" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Being the Ricardos movie?

"Being the Ricardos" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.3/10.

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