Entertainment Weekly reported that Julie Andrews, who had the starring role of Maria, and Christopher Plummer, who played her boss turned husband Captain von Trapp in the 1965 film, will be present in addition to the actors and actresses who played the seven Von Trapp children. The now 80-year-old Plummer has expressed his disgust with being typecast after playing the memorable role of Captain von Trapp.
“I was a bit bored with the character (of Captain von Trapp). Although we worked hard enough to make him interesting, it was a bit like flogging a dead horse. And the subject matter is not mine. I mean it can"t appeal to every person in the world. It"s not my cup of tea," the New York Post quoted Plummer from an interview with 'The Boston Globe".
The Canadian actor said he disliked almost every aspect of the project, except working with the English actress Andrews, now aged 74.