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Aaron Sorkin on Returning to Broadway With ‘Camelot’ Revival: “It Was the Fastest I’ve Ever Said Yes to Anything”

Camelot is coming back to Broadway. Lincoln Center Theater revealed details today for a new production inspired by the world of Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot and under the tutelage of artistic director André Bishop, writer Aaron Sorkin and director Bartlett Sher. Performances are scheduled to begin on Nov. 3 with an opening set for Dec. […]

Oscar Nominations: Lady Gaga, ‘House of Gucci’ Snubbed While Jessica Chastain Surprises

House of Gucci and its star Lady Gaga appeared to be gaining momentum in recent weeks, landing high-profile nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and BAFTAs. But when the 2022 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning, Gaga was surprisingly absent from the list of best actress nominees. Similarly, Gucci helmer Ridley Scott didn’t earn […]

“I Knew If I Could Write to That Moment … I Have a Chance of Writing a Good Screenplay”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Aaron Sorkin and the Cast of ‘Being the Ricardos’

In Being the Ricardos, writer-director Aaron Sorkin explores an extremely tumultuous week in the life of comedy’s most iconic power couple, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Sorkin sat down with cast members Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons and Tony Hale for a conversation about the film and its subjects’ legacy, moderated by Scott Feinberg […]

THR ‘Sound Bites’: Chatting With the Composers of ‘Annette’ and ‘Being the Ricardos’

For the inaugural episodes of The Hollywood Reporter’s Sound Bites series, in which THR editors and writers chat with the composers and soundtrack artists behind some of the year’s buzziest films and awards contenders, Scott Roxborough sat down with the pop-rock duo Sparks, who scored Amazon’s Annette, while Hilton Dresden spoke with Daniel Pemberton, who provided the score […]

Aaron Sorkin, ‘Being the Ricardos’ Cast Reveal Film’s Inspiration in THR & Amazon Studios’ Docuseries

This series was created in paid partnership with Amazon Studios. What impact did the legacy of I Love Lucy have on the story of Being the Ricardos and its creators? The film’s writer-director, Aaron Sorkin, and cast — including Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda — reflect on this question in the […]

Nicole Kidman Wonders if ‘Being the Ricardos’ Marketers Were “Scared” to Feature Her

Nicole Kidman is weighing in on the continued debate over the casting decisions for Being the Ricardos. In a New York Times profile published Sunday, the actress addressed social media chatter surrounding her role as comedy icon Lucille Ball in writer-director Aaron Sorkin’s recently released Amazon Studios film. Kidman, who stars opposite Javier Bardem’s Desi […]

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem on the Pressures of Being a Ricardo

A month before they were scheduled to start shooting Being the Ricardos, a movie about the talent-packed, turbulent marriage of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem were desperately trying to get out of the gig. Having grown up outside the U.S. — she in Australia and he in Spain — neither […]

Aaron Sorkin Defends Jeremy Strong Over “Distorted Picture” of the ‘Succession’ Actor in New Yorker Profile

Aaron Sorkin has responded to The New Yorker‘s recent and viral profile of Succession star Jeremy Strong, writing in a letter that his contributions to the piece may have helped create a “distorted picture” of the actor and his approach to his performances. The lengthy note was posted on behalf of the director by actress […]

How ‘Being the Ricardos Pays “Homage to the Era” of Golden Age TV

The golden age of television is echoed in Amazon’s Being the Ricardos, which follows Lucille Ball (played by Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) during one week of production on the iconic ’50s sitcom I Love Lucy. “We wanted to pay homage to the era,” says cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth — a two-time Oscar nominee […]

Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem on Tackling an Aaron Sorkin Script in ‘Being the Ricardos’: “You Have to Bring All You Have”

Aaron Sorkin’s scripts have become something of Hollywood folklore, famous for their intricate detail and fast-talking pace. For some, taking on those words is an immense challenge; for others, like Being the Ricardos star Nicole Kidman, it’s “such a gift,” she told The Hollywood Reporter at the film’s Los Angeles premiere at the Academy Museum […]

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem in Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Being the Ricardos’: Film Review

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz navigate personal and professional crises during a tough week on their smash CBS sitcom in this behind-the-scenes drama, also featuring J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda.

Rob Lowe Was Summoned by the National Security Advisor Over ‘West Wing’ Question

Rob Lowe has some wild tales about his time working on The West Wing, including once being summoned to the office of the national security advisor for a question about the show. The film and TV icon was a recent guest on the popular YouTube series Hot Ones where he was asked about the rumor […]