Frances Ha star Greta Gerwig is to replace Maggie Gyllenhaal in a new stage version of Penelope Skinner's play The Village Bike.

Gyllenhaal was forced to exit the off-Broadway show after landing a role in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, opposite Cynthia Nixon and Ewan MCGregor.

Gerwig, who makes her stage debut in the play, will portray a pregnant woman who seeks sexual satisfaction from a bicycle when her husband lets her down in the bedroom.