Will Brendan Fraser and Denis O'Hare Star in Elling on Broadway?

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Film star Brendan Fraser will make his Broadway debut this fall in the Simon Bent play Elling, according to the New York Post.

Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser

The play, which was previously seen in London, will be mounted in New York at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

The Broadway production will be directed by Doubt's Doug Hughes and will also feature Tony winner Denis O'Hare and Jennifer Coolidge ("A Mighty Wind," "Best in Show").

Elling, according to the New York daily, tells the story of "two inmates from a mental institution who, under the supervision of a social worker, are given a shot at living on their own." Playwright Bent adapted the work from a 2001 Norwegian film.

O'Hare would play the title role with Fraser as a 40-year-old virgin. Coolidge would play Fraser's girlfriend.

Howard Panter will produce.

Brendan Fraser has been seen on screen in "Gods and Monsters," "Crash," "The Mummy," "Dudley Do-Right" and more.

Denis O'Hare received a 2004 Tony nomination for his work as Charles Guiteau in the Tony-winning revival of Assassins. He won the Tony for his performance in Take Me Out. O'Hare's other Broadway credits include Inherit the Wind, Sweet Charity, Major Barbara, Cabaret and Racing Demon.

Jennifer Coolidge appeared on Broadway in a revival of The Women.

No official announcement about the production has been made.

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