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Carrie Underwood to Play Maria von Trapp in 'The Sound of Music'

The remake will air on NBC during the holiday next year
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The hills will be alive with the sound of Carrie Underwood. NBC announced that the country star will be comprising the role of Maria von Trapp in the remake of The Sound of Music.

Julie Andrews played the original role of Maria in the 1965 feature film, which garnered an Oscar for Best Film and a lead actress Oscar nomination for Andrews. The remake will air on NBC during the holiday of next year.

For you youngsters unfamiliar with The Sound of Music it’s basically about a young nun/nanny who comes to live with a motherless von Trapp family and their strict widower father, set in a pre-World War II Austria. Obviously one thing leads to another and the nun/nanny gets it on with the dad, and of course a lot of singing takes place too. 

This isn't the first acting gig for Underwood. The American Idol winner has appeared on the TV comedy series How I Met Your Mother and the 2011 film Soul Surfer. Check out her acting chops below.

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