AceShowbiz - More than three decades since he first started his acting career, Bruce Willis is now set to make his Broadway debut. The action movie veteran will star in "Misery", a new play adapted from Stephen King's novel of the same title.
The John McClane of the "Die Hard" movies will play Paul Sheldon, a novelist who becomes a prisoner of his "number one fan" Annie Wilkes after she rescues him from a car accident. After learning that he's going to kill off her favorite character, she tortures him.
Willis will be joined by stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel in the cast. She will take the female lead role of Annie. The roles of Paul and Annie were portrayed by James Caan and Kathy Bates in the 1990 film adaptation.
Two-time Academy Award winner William Goldman will write the screenplay, while Will Frears is on board as director. The play is scheduled to open for a limited run in the fall with the theater to be announced later. Mark Kaufman, Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer and Raymond Wu are producing the play.
While this will be his Broadway stint, Willis has previously taken the stage in off-Broadway productions such as "Heaven and Earth", Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love" and Dennis Watlington's "Bullpen".