Actor Sam Rockwell is heading back to the Broadway stage in a revival of Sam Shepard's Fool For Love.

The Moon star will play one half of a troubled former couple working through its issues in a desert motel opposite Venus in Fur Tony Award winner Nina Arianda next autumn (15).

The pair will tackle the parts originally made famous by Ed Harris and Kathy Baker off-Broadway in 1983.

Robert Altman directed a film adaptation of the project in 1985, featuring writer/actor Shepard and Kim Basinger in the leading roles.

Rockwell last appeared on the Broadway stage in 2010's A Behanding in Spokane.

Fool For Love will begin previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in New York next September (15), ahead of a planned launch on 8 October (15).