Bradley Cooper will star in a Broadway production of 'The Elephant Man'.

The A-list actor has signed up to star in a revival of the Tony Award-winning show, which won the prize for Best Play in 1979 and inspired David Lynch's iconic 1980 film version.

The handsome star is set to play the severely deformed Elephant Man without make-up or prosthetics, suggesting the character's appearance through his physicality, Entertainment Weekly has revealed.

The play is based on the real life story of Joseph Merrick, who was cruelly exhibited as a human curiosity named the Elephant Man in the late 19th century before being rescued by Dr. Treves.

This marks Bradley's first return to Broadway in eight years, last gracing the stage in New York City in 2006′s 'Three Days of Rain' alongside Julia Roberts and Paul Rudd.

He previously played the role in a limited run in 2012 at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts. It is not yet known whether his co-stars in that production, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola, will also appear in the Broadway show.

'The Elephant Man' hasn't been performed on Broadway since 2002, with 'Star Wars' actor Mark Hamill and singer David Bowie among those who have also starred in the production in the past.