In 2018, we need Alec Baldwin on that wall.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin has been tapped to play Col. Jessup in the live production of Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men, which is set to air on NBC in the second quarter of 2018. The role of Col. Jessup was made famous by Jack Nicholson in the 1992 film adaptation of Sorkin’s play, which also starred Tom Cruise and Demi Moore.
NBC’s production of A Few Good Men will be a break from the string of live musicals that the network has aired since 2014.
“Alec is one of our greatest actors,” Sorkin told the Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
Baldwin is the first official casting news for NBC’s production. Along with Sorkin himself, the live event will be executive-produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who were behind the NBC musicals The Sound of Music Live!, Hairspray Live!, and The Wiz Live!