NBC Plans Live “A Few Good Men” Broadcast

Stretching beyond musicals, NBC is reportedly looking into producing a live staging of Aaron Sorkin’s 1989 military courtroom drama play “A Few Good Men”.

NBC is in the early stages of negotiations with Sorkin about mounting a live telecast of the play which kickstarted “The West Wing” creator’s career and led to the acclaimed Rob Reiner-directed 1992 film adaptation starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore.

The story deals with the court-martial case against two Marines stationed at Guantanamo Bay who are accused of killing another serviceman who was trying to be transferred off the base.

Sony TV, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producing the NBC version. Sorking is expected to do a brief script pass on the play to tailor it for the TV staging. As the deal is still being worked out, there’s no word about casting or a premiere date as yet.

Source: Variety