Brendan Fraser eyes Broadway debut

Denis O'Hare, Jennifer Coolidge also cast in 'Elling'

Brendan Fraser is making his Broadway debut. The "Mummy" star and Denis O'Hare ("True Blood") have been cast in the comedy "Elling," the Associated Press reported.

Jennifer Coolidge is also joining the cast.

Producers said the show will arrive on Broadway in November at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Adapted by Simon Bent, it is based on the Norwegian novels of Ingvar Ambjornsen about a pair of roommates. The material was previously made into the 2001 movie by the same name.

O'Hare will play the compulsive title character, with Fraser playing the enthusiastic Kjell. It will be the latter's Broadway debut, even though he has performed on the stage in London. The production premiered in London as well.
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