Published Mar 30, 2016Famed writer Aaron Sorkin has already adapted his play A Few Good Men for the 1996 Rob Reiner movie of the same name, but now he's re-adapting the script back into a play for a live NBC broadcast.
Following the success of last year's Hairspray, NBC plans to air a live television presentation of the play in 2017. Rather than go back to the original source material, the network has hired Sorkin to adapt his adaptation for the stage. He'll also produce.
Sorkin previously worked with NBC on the acclaimed series The West Wing. The network's Robert Greenblatt offered the following statement:
I am thrilled that Aaron Sorkin is coming back to NBC to adapt and produce a live broadcast of his electrifying play 'A Few Good Men,' which seems as timely as ever today. Aaron is one of the most acclaimed theater, television and film authors of our time, and I am pleased that the live event business that we pioneered with musicals is now expanding into other genres and attracting artists of his caliber. I look forward to his collaboration with our 'A-team' producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, to bring another exciting piece of live drama to a broad audience.
Sorkin added, "I've been incredibly impressed watching NBC resurrect live musical theater for television and I'm eager to team up with Craig and Neil to help bring live drama back as well."
Before they deliver A Few Good Men, NBC will offer up a live broadcast of Hairspray later this year.