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True Blood’s Stephen Moyer Is Playing Captain Von Trapp For NBC’s The Sound Of Music

Well that was unexpected. 

Apparently Stephen Moyer can sing. I never knew. But yes, he’s been cast by NBC to play Captain von Trapp for their upcoming The Sound of Music production. You may remember when Carrie Underwood was cast as Maria?

Yes, Moyer and Underwood will play love interests. I’m having a hard time picturing this. But maybe that’s what people said about Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer?

“Moyer’s casting comes after the actor-director wrapped a three-night July run at the Hollywood Bowl in the musical production of Chicago, where he played lawyer Billy Flynn,” writes The Hollywood Reporter. “Moyer, a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, is best-known for playing Bill Compton in HBO’s True Blood. He is a U.K. theater veteran, having spent time with the National Theatre of Wales, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Oxford Stage Company and the Young Vic in England. Moyer has played the lead role in Romeo and Juliet and other productions.”

The three-hour production is set to take place live on NBC, December 5th.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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  • javakoala

    The hills are alive with the sound of NO.

  • Jill Pantozzi

    Where’s Grumpy Cat when you need her??

  • javakoala

    Probably coughing up a hair ball or making the morning show rounds.

  • Pamela

    NO. Just… no.

  • Erica Slade

    Hollywood is LOSING its mind! The stress this week with casting choices… OMG

  • Anonymous

    Aaaaaand I just threw up a little bit. Underwood and Moyer. Perfect match.

  • The Crafty Angel

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I have tolerated remakes but this has gone too effing far. The Sound of Music is EPIC and cannot possibly be remade. I’m sure Moyer will do fine but NO ONE can even hope to portray Maria like Julie Andrews and certainly NOT Carrie Underwood.

  • C. Anita Nuñez

    And tonight, ladies and gentlemen, history was made when NBC proved that it is indeed possible to obtain a *negative* Nielsen rating…

  • Anonymous

    Carrie Underwood? Come on.
    Also do they have to remake everything….Yikes!