Carrie Underwood is taking on the role of her life!
The 29-year-old country singer has been cast as Maria von Trapp the iconic role made famous by Julie Andrew‘s in NBC‘s version of ‘The Sound of Music.’
“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,” Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC, said in a statement.
The televised version will be a three-hour telecast which is set to air around the holidays next year. The movie will be produced by ‘Smash‘ producers,Craig Zadan and Neil Moran.
We’re thrilled to be presenting the Broadway version of The Sound of Music live,” said Zadan and Meron, “and having Carrie Underwood as the star brings it to a new generation who will fall in love with it for the first time as many millions of people already have. It’s a particular joy to us as producers to see this amazing artist stretch into new territory with this classic musical.”
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Get your man a Wii U this Christmas, the next great gaming console from Nintendo which will redefine how he will play next.
The Wii U comes with the new Wii U GamePad controller which will not only introduce entirely new ways to play games, it will also transform how your man will connect with friends and enjoy entertainment.
The Wii U will let him experience up to full 1080p HD for the first-time ever on a Nintendo gaming console and one of the coolest features is that he will be able to Control the TV with the Wii U GamePad as a remote control.
The Wii U comes in both the 8 GB Basic Set and 32 GB Deluxe Set Wii U system. They both have enough internal storage space to store save data for large numbers of games.