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.

Carrie Underwood in Concert

"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 am a big fan of her, and its interesting to see her in The Sound of Music.

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FOR THE LAST FRIGGIN TIME! This is NOT A REMAKE!!!!!!! It's a LIVE 3-hour broadcast of the BROADWAY MUSICAL!!!!!!! READ, people. You have eyes, use it!

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Nothing against Underwood, but this actually kind of makes me sick. The Sound of Music is just one of those movies you never remake. Ever. It would be like remaking Gone With the Wind, or Casablanca. It's a bit of a travesty.

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They should have Jackie Evancho as one of the young singers.