Hollywood is doing the only thing they know how to do lately….another re-make. This time it’s the iconic film, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Honestly, I think films like this should be left alone, but o.k. ? Who in the world is iconic enough to play Julie Andrews role of Maria??? According to NBC….it’s American Idol winner and Country music superstar, Carrie Underwood. As fabulous as she is as an artist. Can she even act? Julie Andrews was a seasoned actress and vocalist. This one is going to be hard to pull off.
Accoding to Yahoo:
“Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn’t be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp,” said head of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt.
Based on a true story, “Sound of Music” revolves around Maria, a nun who becomes a governess for the seven children of widower Captain von Trapp. They fall in love, but the shadow of World War II threatens their future.
Maria von Trapp “was an iconic woman who will now be played by an iconic artist,” Greenblatt said.
This will be Underwood’s first major lead acting role; she’s appeared on “How I Met Your Mother” and in the film “Soul Surfer.”
She isn’t the only “Idol” alum to graduate to acting. Jennifer Hudson won an Oscar for her role in the movie “Dreamgirls,” and will be starring on NBC’s “Smash” with Katharine McPhee. Constantine Maroulis and Clay Aiken have both enjoyed stage success. And recent season contestants Paul McDonald and Jessica Sanchez appeared on “Parenthood” and “Glee,” respectively.
NBC’s take on the Rogers and Hammerstein classic will be based on the original Broadway show, which starred Mary Martin. It will premiere sometime in the 2013 holiday season.
We wish you the best Carrie! Hopefully we will be pleasantly surprised?!
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