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The Amazon film Being The Ricardos is a true story about the stars behind the classic sitcom I Love Lucy, Lucille Ball, and Desi Arnaz, as the film follows the power couple as they face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.

So who are the modern-day actors portraying the quintessential players behind the beloved sitcom? 

Incredible: Nicole Kidman (left) looked the spitting image of the iconic Lucille Ball (right) as she was featured in one of the character posters for Being The Ricardos released by Amazon Studios on Thursday

Legend: Ball is seen in December 1954

Incredible: Nicole Kidman (left) looked the spitting image of the iconic Lucille Ball (right) as she was featured in one of the character posters for Being The Ricardos released by Amazon Studios in November

Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball

 The 54-year-old American-born Australian actress looked the spitting image of the iconic I Love Lucy star as she was featured in one of the character posters for Being The Ricardos released by Amazon Studios in November.

Nicole had the perfect signature red hair with old Hollywood curls as she contrasted her porcelain skin with a swipe of bright ruby red lipstick. 

Ball was an American actress, comedian, model, studio executive, and producer as she portrayed the protagonist in the classic sitcom.

She was nominated for 13 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning five times, and was the recipient of several other accolades, such as the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award and two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Big shoes to fill: Javier Bardem stars as Desi Arnaz who was both Lucille's husband on legendary 1950s-era sitcom I Love Lucy and in real life

Trailblazer: Arnaz seen in 1954

Big shoes to fill: Javier Bardem stars as Desi Arnaz who was both Lucille’s husband on legendary 1950s-era sitcom I Love Lucy and in real life

 Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz

Javier Bardem stars as Desi Arnaz who was both Lucille’s husband on legendary 1950s-era sitcom I Love Lucy and in real life.

 Bardem, 52, channeled the Cuban-American actor perfectly as he looks off into the distance while holding onto his signature basket-weave fedora.

Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III, better known as Desi Arnaz, was a Cuban-American actor, musician, bandleader, comedian and film and television producer, revolutionary in the creation of modern television.

Man with the plan: Tony Hale, 51, donned thick framed plastic eyeglasses while holding onto a leather notebook as he portrays Jessurun James 'Jess' Oppenheimer who was the head writer of I Love Lucy

Oppenheimer seen in 1953

Man with the plan: Tony Hale, 51, donned thick framed plastic eyeglasses while holding onto a leather notebook as he portrays Jessurun James ‘Jess’ Oppenheimer who was the head writer of I Love Lucy

Tony Hale as Jessurun James ‘Jess’ Oppenheimer

Tony Hale, 51, donned thick framed plastic eyeglasses while holding onto a leather notebook as he portrays Jessurun James ‘Jess’ Oppenheimer who was the head writer of I Love Lucy. 

Oppenheimer was an American radio and television writer, producer, and director. 

He was the producer and head writer of the CBS sitcom I Love Lucy. Lucille Ball called Oppenheimer ‘the brains’ behind I Love Lucy.

Stunning: Alia Shawkat, 32, also posed with a notebook along with a swipe of bright red lipstick as she portrayed writer on the sitcom Madelyn Pugh

Pugh seen in March 1963

Stunning: Alia Shawkat, 32, also posed with a notebook along with a swipe of bright red lipstick as she portrayed writer on the sitcom Madelyn Pugh

 Alia Shawkat as Madelyn Pugh

Alia Shawkat, 32, also posed with a notebook along with a swipe of bright red lipstick as she portrayed writer on the sitcom Madelyn Pugh.

 Pugh was a television writer who became known in the 1950s for her work on the I Love Lucy television series.

Oh so now you're fine with someone being a writer? Jake Lacy, 36, pensively put a pencil under his bottom lip as he looked off into the distance as he portrayed Bob Carroll Jr. who wrote on the show alongside Pugh and Oppenheimer

Carroll Jr. seen at Desilu studios in  March 1963

Oh so now you’re fine with someone being a writer? Jake Lacy, 36, pensively put a pencil under his bottom lip as he looked off into the distance as he portrayed Bob Carroll Jr. who wrote on the show alongside Pugh and Oppenheimer

Jake Lacy as Bob Carroll Jr.

Jake Lacy, 36, pensively put a pencil under his bottom lip as he looked off into the distance as he portrayed Bob Carroll Jr. who wrote on the show alongside Pugh and Oppenheimer.

Carroll Jr. was an American television writer notable for his creative role in the series I Love Lucy, the first four seasons of which he wrote with his professional partner Madelyn Pugh, and collaborator Jess Oppenheimer.

Landlord: J.K. Simmons, 66, gripped onto a brown fedora as he portrayed actor William Frawley who famously played landlord Fred Mertz

Mertz seen in 1934

Landlord: J.K. Simmons, 66, gripped onto a brown fedora as he portrayed actor William Frawley who famously played landlord Fred Mertz

JK Simmons as William Frawley 

JK Simmons, 66, gripped onto a brown fedora as he portrayed actor William Frawley who famously played landlord Fred Mertz. 

Mysterious: Clark Gregg, 59, donned glasses and a grey bowtie while looking off to the side as he stars as Howard Wenke

Mysterious: Clark Gregg, 59, donned glasses and a grey bowtie while looking off to the side as he stars as Howard Wenke

 Clark Gregg as Howard Wenke

Clark Gregg, 59, donned glasses and a grey bowtie while looking off to the side as he stars as Howard Wenke.

Sidekick: Nina Arianda, 37, also donned the fashions of the era including curly hair, ruby red lipstick, and large plastic spherical earrings as she portrayed Vivian Vance who famously starred as Fred's wife and Lucy's sidekick Ethel Mertz on I Love Lucy

Vance seen in 1959

Sidekick: Nina Arianda, 37, also donned the fashions of the era including curly hair, ruby red lipstick, and large plastic spherical earrings as she portrayed Vivian Vance who famously starred as Fred’s wife and Lucy’s sidekick Ethel Mertz on I Love Lucy

 Nina Arianda as Vivian Vance

Nina Arianda, 37, also donned the fashions of the era including curly hair, ruby red lipstick, and large plastic spherical earrings as she portrayed Vivian Vance who famously starred as Fred’s wife and Lucy’s sidekick Ethel Mertz on I Love Lucy. 

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