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This famous movie is going to be broadcast as a live TV event

A Few Good Men was written as a play before it became a film.

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US TV NETWORK NBC is to broadcast a live performance of the classic play and film A Few Good Men.

The production will be broadcast next year and will be adapted by Aaron Sorkin, the writer behind the original stage and screen versions of the story.

The film version of A Few Good Men was nominated for four Oscars and featured Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson in the main starring roles.

Set in 1986, the story centres on a military lawyer who is asked to defend three Marines on trial for the murder of another Marine at the US military base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

The story is loosely based on real events that occurred on the military base in 1986.

A Few Good Men was originally written by Sorkin as a Broadway play before it was made into a 1992 film of the same name.

Today, it was announced that the Oscar-winning writer will bring a live presentation of the drama to NBC.

Sorkin will write the teleplay and executive produce along with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron who have jointly produced some of NBC’s live musicals.

Casting and an airdate in early 2017 will be announced later.

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