Bruce Willis Joins 'Misery' Broadway Adaptation & He's Just The Latest Hollywood Actor To Hit Broadway

US actor Bruce Willis listens before being awarded as Commandeur des Arts et lettres (Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters) by French Culture minister during a ceremony at the ministry in Paris on February 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MEHDI FEDOUACH (Photo credit should read MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP/Getty Images)
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Surprisingly, it looks like this action star's newest role isn't on the big screen: According to reports, Bruce Willis is heading to Broadway for Misery, a stage adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name. The actor will play the part of Paul Sheldon (played by James Caan in the 1990 film adaptation) a romance novelist who is kidnapped by his "number one fan" Annie Wilkes, a role made famous onscreen by Kathy Bates. 

If you're not familiar with the story, it's all sorts of messed up: Sheldon, who crashes his car on the side of the road at the beginning of the film, is initially nursed back to health by Wilkes, only to have her go mad when she learns that he will kill off his romantic heroine Misery and hold him hostage. 

It's an intense role for any actor — Sheldon is in constant fear of his captor and too physically injured to escape her grasp. The Broadway production will really show off what Willis can do, without any of the bells and whistles of a major film production. 

Willis isn't the only big screen actor who made the leap from screen to stage. Lately it seems that a ton of actors are making moves to Broadway to show audiences just what they can do live. (Or maybe they're just in pursuit of the coveted EGOT — who knows?) So, until Willis makes his stage debut, here's all the celebrities you can see on Broadway right now, and in the near future:

Jake Gyllenhaal 

He is starring in Constellations on Broadway until March 15, 2015. 

Ruth Wilson

Also in Constellations on Broadway!

Sienna Miller

She's dancing her way through Cabaret until March 29, 2015. 

Alan Cumming

The Good Wife actor is currently appearing alongside Miller in Cabaret. 

Jason Biggs 

The Orange is the New Black actor won't appear in Season 3 of the Netflix series, but you can catch him on Broadway — he's currently starring in The Heidi Chronicles

Elisabeth Moss 

The Mad Men actress switched to the stage — she's appearing alongside Biggs in The Heidi Chronicles.

Peter Gallagher 

Everyone's favorite TV dad (we'll always love you, Sandy Cohen!) is currently starring in On the Twentieth Century, and will end his run July 5, 2015. 

David Burtka

The actor recently appeared on American Horror Story, but will return to his stage roots for It Shoulda Been You in mid-March. 

Matthew Morrison 

Glee fans should pack their bags and head for NYC — Morrison will star in Finding Neverland starting March 15, 2015. 

Darren Criss

Glee star Criss is also taking some time to hit up Broadway — he'll star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch come April 29 and will end his role on July 19, 2015. 

Vanessa Hudgens

This isn't a high school musical — Hudgens will star in Gigi come March 19, 2015. 

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