Though I don't know for certain but I'd wager some of you are fans of the Julie Andrews classic... The music is fabulous and I adore the romantic story line. Here is the quip about Carrie's being cast:
Next Christmas season, Carrie Underwood will bring us the gift of music. The ‘Blown Away’ superstar will play the role of Maria von Trapp in a live broadcast of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical ‘The Sound of Music.’ - Taste of CountryJust the fact that NBC is planning to air it this coming holiday season has me giddy - and I am curious about it being a "live broadcast" rather than a traditional re-make. This could either be very good or a disaster but it would seem producing a more theatrical take on it would lesson the criticism there is bound to be! As far as the casting of Carrie Underwood, don't be too quite to judge. Whatever you think of her, the girl has got a set of pipes on her - she's an amazing talent and is likely one of country's best female artists today. As for the dramatics, I will admit to being on edge as to her capability though I know the vocals are in good hands. Take a listen to this:
That's pretty fabulous, right!?
So... it's your turn now, friends! What do you think about this news? Do you like the idea or hate it? Who else would you cast? Names like Colin Firth and Daniel Craig have been tossed around for the Captain while Jennifer Lawrence is a name suggested for the role of Liesl. Share your thoughts - I'd love to read them!