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She has mighty big shoes to fill as she is portraying one of the most legendary actresses of all-time in Lucille Ball.

And Nicole Kidman at least has the look perfectly right.

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 on Thursday.

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.

She was not the only one featured in the newly-released images as seven of her castmates also had their own posters including Javier Bardem, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jake Lacy, J.K. Simmons, Clark Gregg, and Nina Arianda.

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

In the details: The 54-year-old actress had the perfect signature red hair with old Hollywood curls as she contrasted her porcelain skin with a swipe of bright ruby red lipstick © Provided by Daily Mail In the details: The 54-year-old actress had the perfect signature red hair with old Hollywood curls as she contrasted her porcelain skin with a swipe of bright ruby red lipstick

The film follows Lucy and Desi as they face a crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.

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

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.

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His Arrested Development co-star Shawkat, 32, also posed with a notebook along with a swipe of bright red lipstick as she portrayed writer on the sitcom Madelyn Pugh.

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.

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

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And finally 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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The release of the eight character posters comes at a good time as  Being The Ricardos has received rave reviews after its first screening for critics on Saturday night.

Kidman was in attendance for the screening and panel discussion on Sunday night along with the film's writer and director Aaron Sorkin and her co-star Bardem.

At the screening, the Oscar-winning actress revealed she had 'massive trepidation' about playing the comedy legend.

Hit: Kidman was in attendance for the screening and panel discussion on Sunday night along with the film's writer and director Aaron Sorkin and her co-star Bardem (Nicole pictured at the Deadline Contenders event on Sunday) © Provided by Daily Mail Hit: Kidman was in attendance for the screening and panel discussion on Sunday night along with the film's writer and director Aaron Sorkin and her co-star Bardem (Nicole pictured at the Deadline Contenders event on Sunday)

However, critics who viewed the movie appeared to be extremely impressed with Kidman's performance, which is already generating Oscar buzz.

New York Times reporter Kyle Buchanan tweeted, 'Lucy, you've got some campaigning to do: BEING THE RICARDOS played well in its first screening, suggesting a solid awards contender.

'I bought Nicole more as offscreen, dramatic Lucy than as a sitcom dynamo, but the audience still ate her and Javier Bardem up.'

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First look: The 56-year-old actress, who stars as Lucille Ball, was in attendance for the screening and panel discussion along with the film's writer and director Aaron Sorkin and her co-star Javier Bardem, who portrays Desi Arnaz © Provided by Daily Mail First look: The 56-year-old actress, who stars as Lucille Ball, was in attendance for the screening and panel discussion along with the film's writer and director Aaron Sorkin and her co-star Javier Bardem, who portrays Desi Arnaz

Turner Classic Movies host Dave Karger wrote, 'Last night's first big screening of #BeingTheRicardos definitely silenced the skeptics.

'A 5th Oscar nomination for Nicole Kidman seems especially likely. So cool to chat with her and the fantastic Javier Bardem (also a strong contender) in front of the very impressed audience.'

Collider's Perri Nemiroff revealed that she had an emotional reaction to the film.

Nervous: At the screening, the Oscar-winning actress revealed she had 'massive trepidation' about playing the comedy legend © Provided by Daily Mail Nervous: At the screening, the Oscar-winning actress revealed she had 'massive trepidation' about playing the comedy legend Blown away: However, critics who viewed the movie appeared to be extremely impressed with Kidman's performance, which is already generating Oscar buzz © Provided by Daily Mail Blown away: However, critics who viewed the movie appeared to be extremely impressed with Kidman's performance, which is already generating Oscar buzz

'#BeingTheRicardos just left me in a puddle of tears,' she tweeted. 'What a beautiful and deeply moving behind the scenes look at the pressures and complexities involved in making that show - highs, lows and everything in between. Nicole Kidman is INCREDIBLE.'

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Nemiroff went on the say, 'Alia Shawkat, JK Simmons and Nina Arianda are especially impressive scene stealers. Might even be a little overwhelmed by the range of emotions I just cycled through. FAR exceeded my expectations.'

In his review of the movie, Variety film critic Clayton Davis heaped praise on the performances as well as Sorkin's writing and directing.

'Under Sorkin's direction, 'Being the Ricardos' presents plenty of chuckles and sympathy for our favorite redhead in history,' Davis wrote.

'Kidman embodies the essence of Ball, especially in her mannerisms during the rehearsals and filming of episodes. She very well may break your heart, demanding the viewer's sympathy and a best actress nomination may seem almost certainly in the cards for her.'

At the screening, Kidman confessed that she was extremely nervous about playing the I Love Lucy star in the new biopic and credited the support of Sorkin for helping her take on the part.

Star power: At the Deadline Contenders event, Kidman was joined by the film's writer and director Aaron Sorkin (far left) and her co-stars (L-R) Javier Bardem, Nina Arianda and J.K. Simmons © Provided by Daily Mail Star power: At the Deadline Contenders event, Kidman was joined by the film's writer and director Aaron Sorkin (far left) and her co-stars (L-R) Javier Bardem, Nina Arianda and J.K. Simmons

Nicole recalled: 'I had massive trepidation about a month prior, and Aaron had to get on the phone and send me emails saying, 'You've got this.'

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'It was frightening but incredibly exciting.'

The new Amazon Studios movie centers on a single production week of the 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy and focuses on the relationship between Lucille and her co-star Desi – who played Lucy and Ricky Ricardo in the comedy respectively - and Nicole revealed that the project helped her get to know 'the woman behind the lipstick'.

The Bombshell actress explained: 'I fell in love with her as I was reading the script. I realized what she was doing (was) trailblazing for women.'

Javier also revealed that he knew little about his character despite the popularity of I Love Lucy in the actor's native Spain.

The 52-year-old star shared: 'I was obsessed with him and his skills as a comedian, as a person, as a producer and a musician at that time while being a foreigner in this country.'

Sorkin recreated an iconic I Love Lucy moment in the film with Ball stomping on grapes during a winemaking scene and Nicole was determined to perform it to perfection.

She said: 'It was my obsession to get it absolutely accurate. It was his obsession to have this human being portrayed – what's behind the creation of Lucy Ricardo and who is the woman behind this character?'

It's set to premiere in cinemas next month, before streaming on Amazon Prime from December 21.

Intriguing: Nicole revealed that the project helped her get to know 'the woman behind the lipstick' © Provided by Daily Mail Intriguing: Nicole revealed that the project helped her get to know 'the woman behind the lipstick' Read more

Omicron: Rotterdam Festival Puts Industry Events Online .
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