Bruce Willis is Broadway’s newest baby.
The actor, 59, will make his debut in the fall alongside House of Cards actress Elizabeth Marvel for a stage adaptation of Stephen King’s Misery, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures announced in a press release.
Misery, King’s 1987 novel, spawned an Oscar-winning film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Kathy Bates and James Caan.
Marvel, 45, will take on the role of Annie Wilkes (which earned Bates her only Oscar), and Willis will play Paul Sheldon.
The script, too, is in good hands. It’s written by William Goldman, the two-time Oscar winner who also wrote the screenplay for the 1990 film adaptation, according to the release.
The story follows Paul, a romance novelist who is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan,” Annie. He wakes up captive in her home and, as she reads his newest manuscript, becomes enraged when she learns he had planned to kill off her favorite character, Misery Chastain.
Misery will run for a limited engagement in the fall, and its exact home on Broadway will be announced soon.