AnnaSophia Robb reportedly cast as Carrie Bradshaw in 'Carrie Diaries' pilot
Carrie Bradshaw, the character was made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker, might be returning to the small screen with "Soul Surfer" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" actress AnnaSophia Robb taking over the role.
Robb, 18, has reportedly been cast as a young Carrie Bradshaw in the CW pilot, "Carrie Diaries," according to Deadline.com. "Carrie Diaries" is based on the prequel novel of Candace Bushnell's "Sex and the City" called "The Carrie Diaries."
The book took place during Bradshaw's senior year of high school during the 1980s. There was also a sequel to that novel released early last year called "Summer and the City," about Bradshaw's first summer in New York where she decides to take a writing seminar and meets new friends, Samantha and Miranda.
Parker portrayed the adult Bradshaw in six seasons of the HBO series "Sex And The City" and in two spin-off films.
The first "Sex and the City" movie was released in 2008 and made $415 million worldwide, generating an approximate $350 million profit for the film studio. The second movie, which was set in Abu Dhabi and hit theaters in 2010, made about $95 domestically and $288 million worldwide. It had a production budget of about $100 million and was criticized by most top movie critics.
Parker mentioned in an interview with the Los Angeles Times last year she was not fond of the idea of visiting Bradshaw's past.
"There are a lot of important and interesting stories that 21-year-olds can tell. I don't begrudge any 21-year-old the opportunity to tell their stories," Parker said. "But I don't think we can pretend to go back. It's creating two histories. It's like, 'Oh I didn't know that about Carrie Bradshaw.'"
She also said she believed there was still more of Bradshaw's story to tell in the present. "I think there's one more story to tell. I know there is," she said. "I'd definitely tell that [third] story, and I know Michael [Patrick King, the series writer and director of the two films] would do it right. But maybe not now. Maybe in five years, you know?"
Robb has also appeared in films like "Jumper," "Race to Witch Mountain" and "Bridge to Terabithia."