Carrie Underwood's Space-Age Sound Of Music Is Really Happening



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Ground Control to Carrie Underwood: NBC's December 5 live broadcast of The Sound of Music — in which Underwood plays Maria — will be filmed in outer space. Well, sort of. Actually, it's going to be shot at a huge Long Island bunker that once housed secret aerospace engineering projects, including the Apollo lunar lander. Imagine the possibilities! We assume that NBC, despite ambitious plans for live-action sequences, will do a faithful rendering of the original iconic production, but we can't help but envision the Von Trapp kids in a silent deep-galaxy utopia (because no one hears your yodels in space) while Major Maria looks on from the mother ship. Perhaps the end result will manifest as the world's first silent rock opera, maybe? Or maybe it'll just be an outlandish, cosmic disco video we'd like Arcade Fire to make. Fingers crossed. (The Daily News)