NBC Eyes Live Production of 'A Few Good Men'
Based on Aaron Sorkin's 1989 Broadway play
NBC is looking to expand its live presence.
The network is eyeing a live staging of Aaron Sorkin's courtroom play A Few Good Men, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.
A Few Good Men opened on Broadway in November 1989, establishing Sorkin as a force in writing circles. A few years later, Sorkin would adapt the play for the big screen.
The 1992 Rob Reiner-directed feature, which starred Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore, was a box-office success for TriStar Pictures earning more than $243 million and four Oscar nominations, including best picture.
A Few Good Men tells the story of military lawyers at a court martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, U.S. Marines accused of murder.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who were behind 2013's successful The Sound of Music Live! and this winter's Peter Pan Live!, are involved with the project. Sony Pictures Television would produce.
NBC is hoping to move beyond musicals as it seeks to broaden its foothold in the live event space. In October, Greenblatt was tapped to oversee NBC's live theater efforts via Universal Stage Productions. While it preps for the Dec. 4 telecast of Peter Pan Live! NBC has already set The Music Man as its next holiday production.
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