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Wednesday, December 8, 2021LifestyleMusic and MoviesEstablished 1961 12Landing a top A-lister should bewelcome news for any movie, but“Being the Ricardos” producersfaced a furious backlash when NicoleKidman was unveiled as the star whowould play legendary comedian LucilleBall. Fans of the seminal 1950s sitcom “ILove Lucy” railed against the AustralianOscar-winner’s casting as the US nation-al treasure with such venom that Ball’sdaughter even posted a video imploringthem to “stop arguing.” “‘She doesn’tlook like her.’ ‘Her nose isn’t the same.’‘She isn’t as funny.’ Blah blah blah blahblah,” said Lucie Arnaz in January. “Justtrust us. It’s going to be a nice film.”Kidman and director Aaron Sorkinstuck to their guns, and audiences willsoon make up their own minds as thefilm-which had its premiere in LosAngeles Monday-hits US theaters Friday.The original “I Love Lucy” followed thewacky exploits of the Ricardos, a younginterracial couple living in New YorkCity, and was watched by up to 60 m...