Country star Carrie Underwood has signed on to play one of the most memorable roles out there from one of the biggest musicals of all time.
Underwood will play Maria von Trapp in the TV remake of ‘The Sound Of Music.’
The role has been played by two names that you have definitely heard of before, with Mary Martin first imortalizing the role on Broadway in the 60′s, before Julie Andrews starred in 1965′s Oscar winning best picture.
Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC released a statement about the casting news on Friday, saying; “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.”
NBC plans to air a live TV broadcast of the three-hour show, based on the original Broadway play during next year’s holiday season.
What do you think of Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp?