Alec Baldwin can handle the truth.
The Emmy-winning actor has joined the cast of NBC’s live “A Few Good Men” as Col. Nathan Jessep in the adaptation of Aaron Sorkin’s 1989 Broadway show, the network announced Monday.
“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.”
Sorkin first penned “A Few Good Men” as a Broadway show about a Navy lawyer defending two Marines who face court-martial for killing a fellow Marine.
He adapted the show into a movie in 1989, starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore.
The film, directed by Rob Reiner, was nominated for four Academy Awards and five Golden Globes.
“Alec is one of our greatest actors,” Sorkin said in a statement.
“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 Jessep and I expect that Alec is going to bust through TV screens and right into living rooms.”
NBC’s adaptation will be the first live production of a Broadway drama in more than 50 years.
The show follows a recent trend of live TV musicals, including “The Sound of Music,” “Peter Pan,” “The Wiz” and “Hairspray.”
“A Few Good Men” is expected to air in the spring of 2018.