Carrie Underwood to Star in Sound of Music Remake

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The hills will soon be alive with the sound of ... Carrie Underwood!

The most successful American Idol winner of all-time has signed on to star in next year's NBC remake of The Sound of Music.

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"Speaking for everyone at NBC, we couldn't be happier to have the gifted Carrie Underwood take up the mantle of the great Maria von Trapp," said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, which will air the three-hour movie in late 2013.

Julie Andrews made this role famous in the 1965 film that won the Oscar for Best Picture.

Underwood has appeared on How I Met Your Mother and the flick Soul Surfer.

No word yet regarding who will play the musical's male lead, Captain Von Trapp.

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I feel more beautiful when I see the pictures after. I'm like, 'I wish I had felt like I looked like that when I was actually there.'

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I’m content with 90 percent of me. I like my teeth. Sometimes I wonder if my orthodontist realizes how important he was.

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