Alec Baldwin Cast A Few Good Men NBC

A Few Good Men: Alec Baldwin to Play Jack Nicholson Role in NBC Production

We’ve got some casting news for you that can definitely be classified as a “code red.”

Alec Baldwin has signed on to star in NBC’s upcoming live production of A Few Good Men; the Emmy-winning actor (30 Rock, SNL) will play Col. Nathan Jessup, the hard-edged Marine famously played by Jack Nicholson in the 1992 film version. The play centers on Navy lawyer Daniel Kaffee (played by Tom Cruise in the film), who’s charged with defending a pair of Marines facing court-martial for killing a fellow Marine. Baldwin’s casting is the first to be announced so far.

NBC’s production of A Few Good Men — the first live presentation of a Broadway drama in more than 50 years — is slated to air in the spring of 2018. The play, penned by The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin, debuted on Broadway in 1989 before being turned into a Hollywood film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Cruise, Nicholson and Demi Moore. Sorkin is adapting his original play for NBC’s production.

“Alec is one of our greatest actors,” Sorkin said in a statement. “Having him play this role — live onstage for a television audience — is a dream come true. This will be a brand-new take on Nathan Jessup, and I expect that Alec is going to bust through TV screens and right into living rooms.”

Can Baldwin live up to Jack Nicholson’s iconic portrayal? Give us your verdict in the comments.

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18 Comments
  1. MrMank says:

    🤢
    This is going to suuuuuuuuuuck!

  2. Kelly says:

    I think this might be okay. It would be interesting yo see who they cast in the other roles. As much as I dislike Baldwin’s persona, since I don’t know him as a person, in the end, he’s a very good actor. You don’t receive the acting nominations that he has because your a terrible actor.

  3. jss0058 says:

    I wish they’d get someone else. I’m kind of over Baldwin at this point especially if he’s still doing SNL again this coming season

  4. Shar says:

    This will be great. Alec Baldwin is a great actor.

  5. Kevin McDermott says:

    Is Baldwin going to play Col. Nathan Jessup as an imitation of Nicholson or Trump?

  6. David says:

    Sincerely loved the movie. Try to see it whenever it is on. NO THANK YOU, however, to ANYTHING with Alec Baldwin attached to it. What a shame!!

  7. Jenny Rarden says:

    Actually, as much as I dislike AB personally, I think he’ll be pretty good at this part! I can totally see him pulling it off, saying those unforgettable, iconic lines.

  8. Shaun says:

    Wish they’d put some twists,otherwise it’s a copy.

  9. Syl says:

    AB is less than a pimple on JN’s rear. Is NBC in self destruct mode? Everything they come up with stinks.

  10. mike says:

    It has not been 50 years , Mr. Roberts was presented live in 1984.

  11. Big Cheddar says:

    I have a feeling we might see this before we see JLo’s Bye Bye Birdie.

  12. robin says:

    If he doesn’t pull a Baldwin as Nicholson like Walken did playing himself, then maybe. But he’s been a caricature for a lot of years. Don’t think he can act anymore.

  13. danoregon says:

    Put the Kaffee DOOOOOOWNN!!!

  14. Billy Bob Johnson says:

    “You can’t handle the coffee! Coffee is for soldiers!”

  15. Cobra says:

    Actually looking forward to this. Baldwin is awesome!

  16. bill b says:

    Couldn’t pay me to watch any rag this Baldwin is in. His disrespect for our president shows a total lack of character. And NBC’s disrespect us even worse. You don’t have to like the elected president but should respect the office. Pathetic!

  17. bill b says:

    Couldn’t pay me to watch any rag this Baldwin is in. His disrespect for our president shows a total lack of character. And NBC’s disrespect is even worse. You don’t have to like the elected president but should respect the office. Pathetic!