This news breaks our hearts like Mary Ellen Moffat did shark hunter Matt Hooper's in Jaws.
Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss, who played Hooper in Steven Spielberg's suspense classic, has been forced to postpone his Sept. 10 appearance at Capitol Theatre in Clearwater, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Jaws.
The appearance is rescheduled for Nov. 7, featuring a screening of Jaws and a candid Q&A session moderated by Times movie critic Steve Persall. Show time is 7 p.m.
A statement from Ruth Eckerd Hall (which operates the Capitol) blamed the postponement on "a scheduling conflict."
Tickets for the original date will be honored. Additional tickets ($39.50, $55, $75) are available at Ruth Eckerd Hall's box office, by calling (727) 791-7400, or by visiting www.AtTheCap.com.
Dreyfuss recently wrapped production on the ABC miniseries Madoff, starring as Wall Street scam artist Bernie Madoff.