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Kristin Scott Thomas Drops Out of 'LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC' At Paris' Theatre du Chatelet

The French press has broken the news that Kristin Scott Thomas will no longer star in the upcoming Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet due to a "severe foot injury".

Kristin Scott Thomas was previously set to play Desiree Armfeldt and has been replaced by Greta Scacchi. Leslie Caron will play Madame Armfeldt in Lee Blakeley's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.

The award-winning musical, inspired by the Ingmar Bergman movie "Smiles of a Summer Night", is scheduled to play the Chatelet from February 15th to 19th, 2010.

The 49-year-old actress, who lives in Paris, was going to play the part of prominent actress Desiree Armfeldt, a role held by Eva Dahlbeck in the Bergman film, Glynis Johns in the 1973 Broadway musical, and ElizaBeth Taylor in a 1977 movie based on the musical. To visit the Chatelet website for more information click here.

The 'Night Music cast will also feature, Lambert Wilson as Frederik Egerman David Curry as Henrik Egerman, Rebecca Bottone as Anne Egerman, Francesca Jackson as Petra, Nicholas Garrett as Count Carl-Magnus Malclom, Deanne Meek as Countess Charlotte Malcolm, Celeste de Veazey as Fredrika Armfeldt, Damian Thantrey as Mr. Lindquist, Kate Valentine as Mrs. Nordstrom, James Edwards as Mr. Erlanson, and Daphné Touchais as Mrs. Segstrom.

Kristin Scott Thomas, made her Broadway debut with THE SEAGULL, she won the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as Arkadina. She received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in The English Patient, and has also been seen in memorable roles in such films as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Gosford Park, Random Hearts, Life as a House, The Horse Whisperer and Angels and Insects, among many others. Recent films include The Other Boleyn Girl, The Walker, I've Loved You So Long, Easy Virtue and Confessions of a Shopaholic.

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