Stephen Moyer, Carrie Underwood Cast in The Sound of Music Remake

Stephen Moyer, Carrie Underwood

Stephen Moyer, best known for his turn as vampire Bill Compton on the hit HBO series “True Blood,” has been cast as Captain Von Trapp in a remake of “The Sound of Music.” He’ll play opposite – wait for it – Carrie Underwood as the nun turned governess Maria.

While Underwood has a great voice, perhaps she’s a little too pretty to play the virginal and innocent Maria. I wonder who they are going to cast as the Von Trapp kids – Angus T. Jones? Miley Cyrus? Can you see her singing “I am 16 going on 17”?

We know Carrie can sing, but can Moyer? Well, he recently performed the role of Billy Flynn in Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl (played by Richard Gere in the movie). He wasn’t half bad. Take a look at the video below.

This remake will be based on the stage version of the musical, not the iconic film we know and love, so maybe there’s room for both versions.

What do you think of this casting?






7 responses to “Stephen Moyer, Carrie Underwood Cast in The Sound of Music Remake”

  1. Brette Sember Avatar

    Remake? Seriously? That’s just awful

  2. Theresa Avatar

    It is not a remake and the author of this blog said as much. It is a live Revival of the original Broadway musical that existed BEFORE the movie. Carrie is a great singer and she has been working with a vocal coach to transition to classical Broadway style. Stephen Moyer has an extensive theater background in London and he just did Chicago in LA last week. Give it a chance. Even Julie Andrews supports it- she said so to Larry King. And Christopher Plummer supports it too and tweets about it all the time on twitter.

    1. K.L. Connie Wang Avatar

      Yes, that is correct. My source was misinformed. It is a live holiday production NBC will air on Dec. 5th.

  3. Jane Boursaw Avatar

    Thanks for the clarification, Theresa – I will attempt to reserve judgment until I see it!

  4. Jane Boursaw Avatar

    And Moyer’s not a bad singer, based on the clip Connie posted. I can see him as Captain Von Trapp.

  5. kealalani Avatar

    I’m am a big fan of both Ms. Underwood and Mr. Moyer. And loved Sound of Music and Chicago. Thanks NBC.

  6. […] Look for Carrie to co-star with Stephen Moyer in the upcoming TV production of “The Sound of Music.” […]

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