Blanchett is yet to sign on the dotted line, but the U.S. trade publication The Hollywood Reporter says the 48-year-old Melbourne-born actress is close.
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Opening statements in the case are expected sometime Tuesday, and that's when both Swift and Mueller will both have to be present. Swift , who said the groping left her "shocked and distressed", then countersued and has aggressively pursued the case .
There's also a hunt for actors to play William Frawley and Vivian Vance, who were Lucy and Desi's best friends, Fred and Ethel, on I Love Lucy. Lucy and Desi also has the blessing of the couple's adult children. Blanchett has won Oscars for The Aviator and Blue Jasmine.
Ball died in 1989, while her ex-husband, full name Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III, passed away in 1986.
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Authorities believe he is on foot and still in the Clinton area, 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Kansas City. McCarthy driving his auto into the store parking lot shortly before Officer Michael was killed, the sergeant wrote.
Still, Lucy and Desi starred in on one of the most successful sitcoms of all time and their production company, Desilu Productions, is responsible for the original "Star Trek" series and the "Mission: Impossible" TV show.
Cate recently appeared in the Dan Rather biopic Truth and her latest movie credits include roles within Cinderella and Carol.
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Reports in Italy said the woman has given statements to police and prosecutors aided by lawyers from the British Consulate. The woman, who has not been named, was allegedly kidnapped by two men on 11 July as she turned up for a fake photo shoot.
No other casting details have been announced at this point, though Javier Bardem is reportedly being considered to play Arnaz.