Happy, mad, curious or outraged, a live re-make, re-boot, “inspired by” (whatever it may be!) production of The Sound of Music is happening this winter.casting scoop: the sound of music
First the NBC special made the annocuement it had cast the talented Grammy winner Carrie Underwood to play the iconic role of Maria, now we have learned who she will play opposite in the role of Von Trapp. The news of this is news that’s been around for a few days but in case it’s something you were missing, the role goes to Stephen Moyer. Known for his role in a vampire show, the British actor has also starred on Broadway, so perhaps he has a voice…? Being unfamiliar with his credits – both screen and stage, I have no opinion one way or the other. I am curious about him playing this iconic role though.
Here’s what the EW article says:
True Blood star Stephen Moyer has been cast in NBC’s live holiday production of The Sound of Music.
Moyer will portray World War I hero and single father Capt. Georg Von Trapp, who is living in Austria on the cusp of World War II. He falls for his governess, Maria (Carrie Underwood), who he hires to take care of his children.
The three-hour production is scheduled for Dec. 5 and will be based on the original 1959 Broadway production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.
Moyer has musical experience from his days working in London theater and recently appeared in a staging of Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl.
Only thing left to announce is the children! Cannot wait to find out who will fill those shoes. Until then, what do you think about this casting? Or the production in general – one that the rumor mill says will “honor Broadway over big screen”? Are you for it, against it, or have you warmed up to the idea?
Any thoughts are welcome!