NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Willis will now be tortured on Broadway by a three-time Emmy Award winner.
Laurie Metcalf is replacing Elizabeth Marvel in the stage adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Misery," which begins performances Oct. 22 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Marvel pulled out due to scheduling conflicts.
Willis will play novelist Paul Sheldon, whose car crashes one day, and Metcalf, who starred on "Roseanne," will play his so-called No. 1 fan. She nurses him back to health until she reads his new manuscript in which the author has killed off a heroine named Misery.
William Goldman has once again adapted the book. His previous film adaptation starred James Caan and Kathy Bates, who won an Academy Award.
"Misery" made its world premiere at Bucks County Playhouse in 2012.