Woody Harrelson is getting ready to release his new play “Bullet for Adolf” at Broadway’s New World Stages next month. He dedicated the play to an old friend he met when he was only 22 years old and was trying to make it big in the movie industry, says Hollywood Access.
Back in 1983, Woody Harrelson was only dreaming of becoming a big Hollywood star. He was a construction worker in Houston when he first met Frankie Hyman, a New York resident who soon befriended him. The two rented the same apartment and got to know each other better during the hours they spent talking and bonding over beers and reefer. At the end of the summer, Harrelson moved to New York, but he never forgot the time he spent with Hyman.
As soon as he moved to New York, Harrelson received his first professional job in “Biloxi Blues”. He was later on, co-opted for the bartender role in “Cheers” and became an Academy Award-nominated actor due to his performances in “The Messenger,” “Natural Born Killers” and “The People vs. Larry Flynt”.
Despite his success, Woody never forgot his friend, Hyman and the wonderful time they spent together when they were young. According to Harrelson, Hyman was a very wise person who had seen a lot in his lifetime, so the actor was very impressed by him. Unfortunately, there was no way for him to track the old friend down, even though he hired a private detective to look for him.
The announcement that the actor made during one of Jay Leno’s shows reached to Hyman’s ears, so the two friends were able to get back together after all these years. Frankie told him that life hasn’t been easy on him as he was a drug addict with multiple legal problems. Woody, however, helped his old friend get sober and together they wrote the play “Bullet for Adolf”. They might produce another play in the future, about two estranged friends who reunite in 1993.