“The West Wing” creator and Oscar and Emmy winner Aaron Sorkin is returning to NBC with plans for a live presentation of “A Few Good Men” to air in early 2017.
Sorkin’s professional debut, ‘Men’ began as a Broadway play in 1989 where it opened to critical acclaim. That was followed three years later by the Oscar-nominated Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson-led film.
Set in 1986 and taking place in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, “A Few Good Men” centers on military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee who is asked to defend three Marines on trial for murder. Tom Hulce (“Amadeus”) was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Kaffee on Broadway.
This live version will be based on the stage version and Sorkin will write the teleplay adaptation and also executive produce alongside Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Casting is to be announced at a later date.