Thursday, Alec Baldwin received an Outstanding Supporting Actor nomination for his work on “Saturday Night Live.” He also scored a nod for his hosting work on “Match Game.”
Monday brought more big news for the actor. He will star in NBC’s live, televised adaptation of “A Few Good Men.”
NBC confirms that Baldwin will play Colonel Jessep in the upcoming broadcast.
Set to air in the second quarter of 2018, “A Few Good Men” will be adapted by original playwright Aaron Sorkin.
“Alec is one of our greatest actors. Having him play this role — live onstage for a television audience — is a dream come true. This will be a brand new take on Nathan Jessep and I expect that Alec is going to bust through TV screens and right into living rooms,” said Sorkin regarding the Baldwin news.
The Colonel Jessep character (as Colonel Jessup) became iconic in large part due to Jack Nicholson’s portrayal in the 1992 film.