Bruce Willis, star of Die Hard and many other celebrated, action-packed and Oscar-worthy films, will produce his Broadway introduction in a theatrical version of the Stephen King novel Misery. Willis will play the part of the amorous writer Paul Sheldon, who is held as a prisoner by his number one admirer after the character’s car crashes close to her house. The deranged fan will be played by actress Elizabeth Marvel.
The novel was originally created into movie in 1990. The picture was directed by Rob Reiner, starring Kathy Bates and James Caan. Bates was awarded an Oscar for her nearly-perfect acting of the deranged character of Wilkes.
William Goldman wrote the script for the movie, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride. The theater version of the novel will be written and shot by Will Frears. Frears previously featured a exhibition of Misery at the small venue in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Willis is scheduled to perform for a few weeks this fall, though the precise times and the theater venue have not been released yet.
By Alex Lemieux