Bruce Willis to Make Broadway Debut in Adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Misery’

by Stacy Lambe 5:15 AM PST, March 05, 2015
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One of Stephen King’s most acclaimed novels is headed to Broadway.

Misery, which was adapted for the big screen and won Kathy Bates an Oscar for her performance as Annie Wilkes, will make its way to the stage this fall for a limited engagement.

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Bruce Willis will star as romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued and eventually tortured by his “number one fan,” Wilkes (House of CardsElizabeth Marvel). Enraged by the fate of the fictional character, Misery Chastain, Wilkes has no intention of letting Sheldon go anywhere.

This is the Broadway debut for the two-time Emmy winner, who was recently seen in the big screen action flicks, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Red 2. Meanwhile, Willis’ co-star is currently sparring with Frank Underwood as Special Prosecutor Heather Dunbar in season 3 of Netflix’s hit series, House of Cards.

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The play was adapted for the stage by William Goldman, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind All the President’s Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has yet to announce a Broadway house or debut date.