NBC to Produce HUMANITAS Winner Aaron Sorkin's 'A Few Good Men' Live
NBC said on Wednesday that in early 2017 it will broadcast a live version of “A Few Good Men,” Aaron Sorkin’s 1989 Broadway play that was later adapted into a popular 1992 film starring Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise. Mr. Sorkin, who also wrote the film’s screenplay, before going on to greater renown as a creator of television series like “Sports Night” and “The West Wing,” will write the script.
The production will mark a return to network television for Mr. Sorkin after films like “The Social Network” and “Steve Jobs,” and his three-season HBO series “The Newsroom.”
“I am thrilled that Aaron Sorkin is coming back to NBC to adapt and produce a live broadcast of his electrifying play ‘A Few Good Men,’ which seems as timely as ever today,” Robert Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement.
As a straightforward drama “A Few Good Men” will represent a departure from NBC’s recent string of live TV musicals. The network sparked a live TV renaissance in 2013, when it produced “The Sound of Music Live!” starring Carrie Underwood. Since then, it has produced live versions of “The Wiz!” and “Peter Pan,” with “Hairspray” coming later this year, and Fox has put on live productions of “Grease” and “The Passion.”
The veteran producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, who have overseen the NBC musicals, will also produce “A Few Good Men.”
“I’ve been incredibly impressed watching NBC resurrect live musical theater for television and I’m eager to team up with Craig and Neil to help bring live drama back as well,” Mr. Sorkin said in a statement.
Read more at The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/24/arts/television/nbc-to-produce-a-few-good-men-live-written-by-aaron-sorkin.html