Alec Baldwin Lands Role in NBC's Live 'A Few Good Men'

Actor to portray Colonel Jessup, same role that earned Jack Nicholson Oscar nomination in 1992 adaptation

In addition to Alec Baldwin's 'SNL' duties, the actor booked another live gig on NBC after securing a role in their staging of' A Few Good Men.' Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Entertainment

In addition to Alec Baldwin's Saturday Night Live duties, the actor has booked another live gig on NBC after securing a role in the network's live staging of A Few Good Men.

Baldwin will portray Colonel Jessup in the live rendition of the Aaron Sorkin-penned drama, the same "You can't handle the truth!" role that earned Jack Nicholson a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination in 1992.

"Alec is one of our greatest actors," Sorkin said in a statement via The Hollywood Reporter. "Having him play this role — live onstage for a television audience — is a dream come true. This will be a brand-new take on Nathan Jessup, and I expect that Alec is going to bust through TV screens and right into living rooms."

Baldwin is no stranger in helping to bring plays to the big and small screen: The actor previously appeared in adaptations of Talk Radio, Glengarry Glen Ross and Prelude to a Kiss.

NBC's A Few Good Men live broadcast was initially announced in 2016 with a 2017 broadcast planned. However, the project was delayed as the network struggled to find an actor to fill the Jessup role. When A Few Good Men does air in late- 2018, it will be the first live production of a Broadway drama on television in over 50 years.

In June, Baldwin revealed that he would return to SNL for the upcoming season to reprise his Emmy-nominated role of Donald Trump, but admitted he'd scale back his appearances on the upcoming season due to a busy schedule.

"Yea, we're going to fit that in. I think people have enjoyed it," Baldwin told CNN, adding that his Trump appearances on SNL will now amount to "a couple celery sticks of that now and then but not a whole meal."

Baldwin, as his Trump caricature, will also co-author the book You Can't Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump.