Carrie Underwood Will Play Maria in Upcoming "Sound of Music" Remake [Why Do We Have to Remake Movies?]
She Climbs a Tree and Scrapes Her Knee, But Can Underwood Fill Julie Andrews' Shoes?
Let's start at the very beginning, a very good, well you know the rest. American Idol winner Carrie Underwood has been tapped to star in the upcoming remake of The Sound of Music. Her part? She'll attempt to step in to the part made utterly iconic by Julie Andrews, that of Maria.
Why do we have to remake classic movies? Is Hollywood that plum fresh out of ideas?
So it seems. This remake is headed straight for TV so next year at about this time you andyour loved ones may very well be readying to snuggle up on the couch to watch the "new" Sound of Music on NBC.
“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 Entertainment, said in a statement released by the network today. “She was an iconic woman who will now be played by an iconic artist.” (Um, sorry Rob but wasn't she already played by an iconic artist?)
Craig Zadan, one of the people responsible for Smash and the movie adaptations of Hairspray and Chicago is involved in the remake and says that, "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.”