Rumors have been circling around who would play a young Carrie Bradshaw (aka a young Sarah Jessica Parker) in the new “Sex and the City” prequel being developed for the CW and Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that AnnaSophia Robb is officially cast.
Robb is known for her role as Violet in “Charlie and the Chocolate” factory and flicks like “Bridge to Terabithia” and "Because of Winn-Dixie."
For the longest time, names like Blake Lively, Emma Robertson, Dianna Agron and Elizabeth Olsen have all been thrown into the mix to play the "young Carrie Bradshaw" as soon as The CW bought the rights to the source book, “The Carrie Diaries.”
And yes, while all those women have blonde hair, they were just too old to play a believable 16-year-old, even for The CW, whose average 15-year-old is played by a 30-year-old wearing fake eyelashes.
The show will revolve around Carrie Bradshaw’s coming of age in high-school in Manhattan in the 80’s. So it’s exactly like “Gossip Girl,” but in the 80’s.
The show will also feature those annoying puns that you have come to love on “Sex and the City.” For example, the tagline for the show is, “Carrie at 16 found her first love and it’s not a boy – it’s Man-hattan.”
Zing! So bad, it’s good!
AnnaSophia Robb’s agents and reps hope that this show will do for her what “Sex and the City” did for Sarah Jessica Parker’s career.