Bruce Willis to make Broadway debut in adaptation of Stephen King novel Misery

House of Cards actress Elizabeth Marvel will join him as Annie Wilkes

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Bruce Willis is finally set to make his Broadway debut later this year in the stage adaptation of Misery by horror writer Stephen King.

The US actor will perform in a run of shows this autumn, although the venue and dates are still to be confirmed.

Willis will be joined by House of Cards star Elizabeth Marvel in the production, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

He will play romantic novelist Paul Sheldon, who is imprisoned by mad fan Annie Wilkes after she saves him from a car crash and learns that he will soon be killing off her favourite fictional character.

Double Oscar winner William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Princess Bride) is adapting the script after also penning the screenplay to the hit 1990 film of Misery starring Kathy Bates as Wilkes, while Will Frears is on board to direct.

The 59-year-old’s last New York performance was in Sam Shepard’s play Fool for Love in 1983, when he was the understudy for lead actor Ed Harris.

Shooting on Willis’ next movie Wake has been postponed for up to ten days, after progress was halted due to lack of funding earlier this week. It remains unknown whether or not filming will resume.