Having already done a turn as Samantha from classic TV sitcom Bewitched, Nicole Kidman is now in talks to step into the shoes of Lucille Ball.

If all goes as planned, Kidman will star alongside Javier Bardem as husband Desi Arnaz in Being the Ricardos, an upcoming movie from The West Wing and The Social Network creator Aaron Sorkin.

The news comes via Deadline, who report that Sorkin will also direct the film.

Apparently, the script is set in a week of filming the classic I Love Lucy series, in which Lucy and Desi “face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage”.

The role of Lucy was apparently originally one that Cate Blanchett was interested in, so we guess if Nicole signs up it’s keeping things in the Aussie family.

More news if and when…

Meanwhile, here’s some classic Lucy:

I Love Lucy at JB Hi-Fi.