Bruce Willis to make Broadway debut in Stephen King's 'Misery'
Hold on to your typewriters. Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut opposite Elizabeth Marvel (currently featured in the third season of House of Cards) in a stage adaptation of Stephen King’s 1987 novel Misery. The play will be penned by William Goldman, who wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning 1990 film adaptation starring Kathy Bates and James Caan.
Will Frears will direct the limited engagement after helming the world premiere of the adaptation at Bucks County Playhouse in the fall of 2012. The production, which will play a Broadway theatre not yet announced in the fall of 2015, will feature set design by David Korins, lighting by David Weiner, and sound by Darron West.
In Misery, a successful novelist (Willis) is rescued from a car crash by his biggest fan (Marvel), who keeps him captive upon finding out that his newest novel kills off her favorite character, Misery Chastain.
The production comes from Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Castle Rock Entertainment, and Raymond Wu. Warner Bros. is currently represented on Broadway by The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, with the West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on its way to Broadway for the 2016-17 season.