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A live telecast of Sorkin's "A Few Good Men" set for NBC
In this Jan. 10, 2016 file photo, Aaron Sorkin poses in the press room with the award for best screenplay - motion picture for “Steve Jobs” at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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Emmy- and Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin is bringing a live presentation of his drama "A Few Good Men" to NBC next year, the network announced Wednesday.

Sorkin, whose resume includes NBC's "The West Wing" and his Oscar-winning screenplay for "The Social Network," will adapt and produce "A Few Good Men," which premiered on Broadway in 1989 and three years later became a hit film starring Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson.

Set in 1986, the story centers on a military lawyer who is asked to defend three Marines on trial for murder.

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

Casting and an airdate in early 2017 will be announced later, the network said.