Live TV to take on A Few Good Men

Aaron Sorkin will write the television script for A Few Good Men, his Broadway play which was adapted into a movie starring Tom Cruise (standing).
Aaron Sorkin will write the television script for A Few Good Men, his Broadway play which was adapted into a movie starring Tom Cruise (standing).

NEW YORK • NBC said on Wednesday it will air, early next year, a live version of A Few Good Men, Aaron Sorkin's 1989 Broadway play that was later adapted into a popular Oscar-nominated 1992 film starring Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise.

Sorkin, who also wrote the film's screenplay before creating television series such as Sports Night and The West Wing, will write the script. The production will mark a return to network television for him after films such as The Social Network (2010) and Steve Jobs (2015), and his HBO series The Newsroom.

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. It has also 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.

Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, who have overseen the NBC musicals, will produce A Few Good Men.

NEW YORK TIMES

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2016, with the headline 'Live TV to take on A Few Good Men'. Print Edition | Subscribe