Carrie has a voice, sure. Is she Julie Andrews? No. Based on the Broadway show or not, the comparison's going to be to the movie. Who knows. We could be surprised.
The Sound of Music is my favorite movie, so my initial reaction is NO. Just, no. But I'll probably watch. She better lose that Southern twang though.
I am really stuck in thinking of an appropriate Captain to be cast with her. Is Victor Garber too old?
Garber's too old. He's a little young and not a big name, but Patrick Wilson? Norbert Leo Butz might not have enough gravitas.
@Craig, that's not really a fair comparison. Nobody's Julie Andrews. Her range and vocal timbre will never be matched. I didn't watch Underwood's AI season, but I like her music well enough. I'm kind of excited by this.
It's been about an hour sand no one has yet suggested NPH? What's wrong, Thing Throwers? Christopher Plummer was 36 when the Sound of Music was released, so maybe it's not that bad of a suggestion...
From the Smash people, so I'm sure NOTHING can go wrong with this. (And at this point, Victor Garber is basically playing her grandfather, sadly. Would be interesting to see him as Max, though.)
Mandy Patinkin has some cachet right now, but is likely too old as well.
NPH? Anne Hathaway?
Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackson are too big of heavy-weights... but I think Patrick Wilson matches Underwood's caliber. He could actually be a good choice for the Captain.
John Barrowman would make a terrific Captain Von Trapp. (He was a judge on CBC's Maria-casting reality show a few years back, so I've been picturing him as the Captain for, like, three years now.)
What, is Maria von Trapp going to use a singing competition as cover to flee across the Mason-Dixon line? I guess Underwood already did that.
I think Isaac's on the right track: instead of Austria in the 1930's, it's set in West Virginia just after 2012 election.Rest of the cast:Blake Shelton as the widowed Colonel, a local tea party leaderKristen Chenoweth as his new fiancee Jeff Foxworthy as his best friend MaxTaylor Swift as Lisa SueJoe Jonas as her boyfriend Yankee RalphHunter Hayes as Freddie, plus a bunch of other kidsAs the socialists invade from Ohio, they escape toward into the mountains, never to be found again.
Hugh Jackman as the baron, but played as Wolverine. He's running an orphanage for mutant children. The convent is a secret Nazi research facility and Maria is an experiment to try an infiltrate Wolverine's compound. But she falls in love with him, and using her power to make people think of their favorite things when she sings, they all escape to America.
If I put my fingers in my ears and close my eyes and shout "LALALALALALALA" that means this won't happen, right?