NBC Staging Live Performance of ‘A Few Good Men,’ If You Can Handle It
The mere mention of 'A Few Good Men' instantaneously elicits everyone's "you can't handle the truth" impression, but few remember that writer Aaron Sorkin original staged the show on Broadway before the famous Tom Cruise-Jack Nicholson film. Now, NBC looks to follow up its 'Peter Pan Live!' by returning to those Broadway roots, staging a live TV adaptation of 'A Few Good Men.'
Per Variety, no details or castings have yet been confirmed of the staging, though NBC is said to be working out the details with Aaron Sorkin, along with producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. It also remains to be seen when the network would look to air the staging, given its now yearly tradition of musicals in December, beginning last year with 'The Sound of Music Live!' and continuing next month with 'Peter Pan.'
While the original play hit in 1989, the 1992 Rob Reiner-directed feature adaptation starred Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore, earning four Oscar nominations in the process. The story itself follows the court-martial case against two Marines accused of killing another serviceman. And yes, some people were deemed ill-equipped to handle that truth.
What do you think? Would you want to see a live adaptation of 'A Few Good Men?' Who could you see bellowing Cruise and Nicholson's infamous exchange?