OK, I'll come out of the closet as a strong and powerful 'Sound of Music' fan. When Christopher Plummer came out in those knew high dehner boots in the original 1965 versio, I was a goner! Instantly he became a fantasy of yet one more young gay man. Of course, what is not to love about Julie Andrews?
Usually I don't get excited about remaking films for which I have developed a love affair. However, NBC might have won me over. The musical will air on December 5th and it will be done live on NBC.
Playing Maria will be country western star Carrie Underwood. She certainly has the innocence for the project but we will have to see if she has the acting chops.
'True Blood's' Steven Moyer (vampire Bill) has just been selected to play the role of Captain Von Trapp. Before you judge, Moyer sang at the London Academy of Music and has played the lead in 'Chicago'.
Now I wonder if they have found somebody to play the Mother Superior? Hmmm, dare I hope?