Here’s a line I never expected to be typing. Bruce Willis is set to star in the Broadway production of Stephen King’s ‘Misery’.
Actually, this some pretty cool news. Love Bruce, Love King and ‘Misery’ well, nothing less than some of Stephen King’s best work. It actually should adapt to the stage pretty well and I can totally buy Bruce Willis as Paul Sheldon. Kathy Bates of course hit it out of the park as Annie Wilkes – Mr. Sheldon’s “Number One Fan”. For this stage adaptation stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel will don the apron.
William Goldman is handling the writing duties, he’s the same gentleman who adapted the film version.
Will Frears will direct and a fall debut is reportedly being eyed. Theater information is promised soon.
I’m already wincing at the thought of watching the “hobbling” scene performed live! Yikes.
by: Dave Dreher