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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