NBC’s live productions are going from featuring singing Austrian children and a boy who won’t grow up to Marines in legal hot water. The network is reportedly working on mounting a live production of Aaron Sorkin’s play A Few Good Men.
According to Variety, this project is once again the handiwork of Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, the producing team behind NBC’s live musical ventures. “The sides are still hammering out the basic details so there’s no word yet on casting or a director or a target premiere date,” Variety reported. NBC could not immediately be reached for comment, but Zadan did tweet out the news:
Though A Few Good Men is best known in movie form—thanks to Jack Nicholson bellowing “you can’t handle the truth”—the play opened on Broadway in 1989, starring Tom Hulce in the role that would eventually be played by Tom Cruise in the 1992 film. At least one Sorkin alum, Joshua Malina, is already lobbying for a part.
Peter Pan Live! is set to air Dec. 4, and NBC has also announced plans for a live The Music Man.