A Few Good Men NBC Live

A Few Good Men Live Broadcast Officially in the Works at NBC

You want A Few Good Men on NBC! You need A Few Good Men on NBC!

Well, pretty soon, you’re going to get A Few Good Men on NBC.

The Peacock Net made recent buzz official Wednesday by announcing it will broadcast a live staging of Aaron Sorkin’s play in early 2017.

Sorkin’s 1989 play — which was later adapted as a feature film starring Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson — follows military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee as he defends three Marines in a murder trial.

No word yet on casting for the performance, which will be based on the stage version of the story. Sorkin (The West Wing) will write the teleplay adaptation and executive-produce alongside Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Smash, The Wiz Live!).

“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,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt, Chairman said in a statement. “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.”

In a release, 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,” Sorkin said.

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25 Comments
  1. Jennifer says:

    OK … I can get behind this. Depending on casting though. Hmmm … Eric McCormick as Daniel?

  2. iakovos says:

    AWESOME NEWS! Maybe NBC can reposition itself as the broadcast network with class and culture.

  3. Ursula says:

    Max Greenfield?

  4. Keith says:

    Great Idea,…. casting is everything with this though.

  5. Lillian says:

    Oh wow, that sounds great if the right cast is chosen. It could lead to further broadcasts of live plays. Like the olden days (no, I’m too young for that but I’ve heard of those broadcasts).

  6. Cortney says:

    Aren’t there only two marines accused in the movie and play?

  7. Jessica Morgan says:

    I think Robbie Amell would be amazing for this!

  8. Simon Jester says:

    Cameo for original Kaffee Tom Hulce, please! (And I think Stephen Lang could plausibly reprise his role as Jessup — it’s not age-dependent.)

  9. BrightLight says:

    Normally I get upset about things being remade, but I’ve always wanted to see the stage version of “A Few Good Men” and since Sorkin approves, I do too.

  10. You can’t even compete with the movie. Don’t try. I’ve seen stage productions, the way the script reads, there aren’t different acting choices to play, there’s one way to read the lines, the beats, the jokes, and we already pretty much have that way memorized.

  11. Lisa says:

    I would live to see Demi Moore’s role switch back being a man. The forced romance almost ruined my favorite movie.

  12. Patrick says:

    Yeah, I hope it will be better than their last take on Cruise with The Firm.

  13. A fan of TV says:

    This particular live teleplay doesn’t interest me, but I like the idea overall. Musicals are great but plays can be greater.

  14. Pat St-Germain says:

    I am obsessive about this film! It puts me to sleep every night…like a sweet lullabye! To see it live would be like…WOW!!!! Can’t wait!! 😳😱

  15. Rebecca says:

    Ooh, I’d watch this.

  16. mia says:

    Sorkin? By far my favorite tv and screenplay writer! Sign me up!

  17. TV Gord says:

    Taylor Kinney and Terrence Howard.

  18. Kevin says:

    Kelsey Grammer as Jessup.
    Kerry Washington as Kaffee

  19. Cranky says:

    Bradley Whitford as Jessup. He needs to be in this.

  20. HIDHERE says:

    Jensen Ackles got great reviews playing Caffee onstage…proven actor…think that he would be GREAT!