Alec Baldwin will star as Colonel Nathan Jessup is NBC's upcoming live production of A Few Good Men from Oscar and Emmy victor Aaron Sorkin. The West Wing mastermind Aaron Sorkin is set to executive-produce and adapt the play that shot him to stardom at the age of 26 (he also penned the 1992 feature film adaptation).
You want Alec Baldwin to star in NBC's live version of A Few Good Men?
Since NBC announced they were planning a live presentation of Aaron Sorkin's classic play back in November 2014, I've been eager to find out who they would cast in the lead roles.
NBC, which has scored success with live musicals like "The Sound of Music" and "Peter Pan" is turning its attention to drama. This will be NBC's first move from live musicals to live stage productions, with an actor and writer who have figured prominently in its history.
"Alec is one of our greatest actors", said Sorkin in a statement.
Baldwin is the first official casting news for NBC's production. Having him play this role - live onstage for a television audience - is a dream come true. Three years later he adapted the play as a film that went on to receive an Oscar nomination for best picture. "The Wiz Live!", and "Hairspray Live!" as well as next season's live production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" on Easter Sunday.
On the TV side, Baldwin has hosted NBC's iconic late-night franchise "Saturday Night Live" a record 17 times - more than any other host. Tom Hulce ("Amadeus") was nominated for a Tony for his portrayal of Kaffee on Broadway.