Alec Baldwin is ready to handle the truth.
The Emmy-winning actor will star in NBC’s upcoming live “A Few Good Men” production as Col. Nathan Jessep, originally played in the 1992 film version by Jack Nicholson.
The broadcast, which will air in spring 2018, is executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, along with Baldwin. Aaron Sorkin, who will adapt the script from his play, will also executive produce.
“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,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “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,” Greenblatt continued.
Sorkin praised the casting of Baldwin, who is an Oscar and Tony nominee, as a “dream come true.”
“Alec is one of our greatest actors,” said Sorkin, who makes his directorial debut with the upcoming film “Molly’s Game.” “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.”
“A Few Good Men” takes place in 1986 and centers on young military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee butting heads with Jessep amid a murder trial. Tom Cruise played Kaffee in the film.
El Dorado Pictures’ Mallory Schwartz and Storyline Entertainment’s Mark Nicholson are also producing. The telecast hails from Universal Television in association with Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Television.
This continues Baldwin’s professional relationship with the network, following his co-starring role as Jack Donaghy on “30 Rock” and his recurring appearances as Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” with the latter landing him an Emmy nomination last week.