Robin Wright will no longer be making her Broadway debut this season, having bowed out of her role in Talley’s Folly. As previously reported, Wright was announced to appear opposite The West Wing’s Richard Schiff in the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lanford Wilson play, directed by Marshall W. Mason. Apparently, the actress' film schedule is now conflicting with Broadway plans. The production is slated to open in the spring of 2011.
“Robin just had to drop out right now for personal reasons," Schiff told New York Magazine. But all is not lost! Schiff is reportedly hoping that Sally Hawkins—who was his co-star in the new film Made in Dagenham and is currently starring in Mrs. Warren’s Profession on Broadway—will take over Wright’s role. "I'm trying to convince [Hawkins] to do Talley's Folly," said Schiff, "I think she'd be great in it."
Talley’s Folly is a two-character comedy that unfolds on the fourth of July near the end of World War II in the romantic setting of a moonlit boat house in rural Missouri. Sally Talley (Wright’s would-be role) is the daughter of a prominent local family who is being courted by an unlikely suitor, Matt Friedman (Schiff), a Jewish accountant from St. Louis. Both are rebels against the conventions of the turbulent times, and finding each other may be their only chance for happiness.