NBC has decided on its next live stage production! After ‘Peter Pan Live!,’ the network will stage Aaron Sorkin’s ‘A Few Good Men.’ Can you handle that truth?
After Peter Pan Live!, NBC will be moving away from live musicals. The network is set to produce the play that made Aaron Sorkin stratospherically famous and which spawned a 1992 film adaptation starring Tom Cruise. A live TV adaptation of A Few Good Men will hit your TV screens soon, reports Variety.
‘A Few Good Men’ Live Show: Aaron Sorkin Play To Be NBC’s Next Production
We literally cannot wait to find out who will be screaming, “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!” on live TV. This coudl be a-may-zing.
The play will be produced by the same people behind the adaptations of The Sound Of Music Live! and Peter Pan Live!. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are on board to produce, and they’re hoping that Aaron himself will have a look at the script upon its completion.
The project is still in its infancy, so no word yet on any casting news or a director.
‘A Few Good Men’: Original Play Hit Broadway In 1989; The Film Was Released In 1992
A Few Good Men hit Broadway in 1989. While pretty successful in its own right, it was the 1992 screen adaptation that really put the material (and Aaron) on the map. The film earned four Academy Award nominations and five Golden Globe nominations. The film also starred Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore.
The courtroom drama follows the court-martial of two U.S. Marines accused of murdering a fellow Marine. Later, it is revealed that the Marine died as part of a hazing ritual called “Code Red” and that it was carried out under orders from the defendants’ superior. Oh, and at one point, Jack Nicholson yells “You can’t handle the truth,” so.
HollywoodLifers, are you intrigued by NBC’s choice to put on such a dramatic production when their other efforts have been so much lighter? Let us know!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner