Alec Baldwin to Headline NBC’s Live Production of ‘A Few Good Men’
Alec Baldwin is taking on the role of Colonel Jessep in Aaron Sorkin’s live TV adaptation of his 1989 Broadway play “A Few Good Men.”
“Alec Baldwin is the gift that keeps on giving at NBC, and we’re excited to have him starring in Aaron Sorkin’s towering work as we expand our live theater imprint beyond musicals,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “No stranger to live television, Alec is the most multi-faceted actor in the world and his range is incomparable. He will put his own inimitable stamp on the role of Col. Jessep in a play that is still as surprising and relevant as ever, from one of the most gifted writers working today.”
The role was made famous by Jack Nicholson who was also nominated for an Oscar. Though known for his movie and TV work, Baldwin is no novice to the stag, as he earned a 1992 Tony nomination for his portrayal of Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire.
“Alec is one of our greatest actors,” said Sorkin 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 Jessep, and I expect that Alec is going to bust through TV screens and right into living rooms.”
Production is set for mid-2018.