Bruce Willis On Broadway? Looks Like It

March 5, 2015


This man sure loves to sing and he just won’t quit. Maybe this time he actually does something good with it. Hollywood A-lister Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut in the fall, in the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Misery.

The book was made into a film in 1990, directed by Rob Reiner and starring James Caan and Kathy Bates (who won an Oscar for it).

The novel is about an obsessive fan named Annie Wilkes, who kept novelist Paul Sheldon captive when he crashed his car near her house.

The almost 60-year-old Die Hard veteran will play the lead role of Sheldon, while Elizabeth Marvel will take on the role of the “slightly overzealous” fan. Marvel is known for her several roles in other Broadway productions and also for the role of Heather Dunbar in House of Cards.

William Goldman wrote the play and the screenplay for the film, while also adapting other King novels for the stage.

Producer Mark Kaufman of Warner Bros. shared his thoughts about the project in an recent interview, saying: “Misery is an outstanding psychological thriller. Bruce Willis, who is making his Broadway debut, and Elizabeth Marvel are two great actors who are absolutely perfect to play these characters. I expect this production will be a suspenseful and exciting night of theater on Broadway.”

Willis will appear for a limited run in the production sometime this fall. The dates have yet to be announced.

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