After the success of “The Sound of Music Live” and with “Peter Pan Live” due to roll out next month, NBC appears to be readying another high-profile live broadcast: “A Few Good Men.”
Variety reports that the adaptation of the Aaron Sorkin play — which was a hit movie starring Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise and Demi Moore in 1992 — is in the early stages at the network.
“Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are involved with the NBC effort, as is Sony’s TV division,” Variety reports. “The idea is that Sorkin would do another pass on the play to tailor it for the TV staging. It’s understood that Zadan and Meron suggested the possibility of doing “Few Good Men” to NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt, who got the ball rolling over the summer with Sorkin. 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.”
The network appears to be broadening its scope beyond musicals in its quest for live event programming, with its potential to attract not only large audiences but also “premium advertising dollars,” the report notes.
The story adds: “Zadan and Meron were the producers behind the Peacock’s stunning success last year with ‘The Sound of Music Live,’ and the pair are shepherding this year’s tuner, ‘Peter Pan,’ set to air Dec. 4.”
Here’s an especially memorable scene from the movie: