According to the UK Daily Mail Online, a third “Sex and the City” movie has been given the green light as a prequel starring an entirely new cast.
It is rumored that the new cast will include Gossip Girl star Blake Lively as Samantha Jones, Disney alum Selena Gomez as Charlotte York, Emma Roberts as attorney Miranda Hobbs and Elizabeth Olsen (Mary-Kate and Ashley’s little sis) as the movie’s main character, Carrie Bradshaw. The prequel will be based on Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell’s young adult prequel novels The Carrie Diaries and Summer in the City, which detail the women’s histories as teens, and as twentysomethings who become friends in New York City.
This news comes as a shocker to many who hoped the characters would be played by the original cast or that a third movie would pick up where the second one left off. Even Sarah Jessica Parker, who produced and starred in the first two SATC movies appeared averse to the idea earlier in this year.
When reports emerged that younger replacements were being considered for the prequel she said that she didn’t feel that the film should be based on the same SATC characters especially as the some of the back-stories had already been covered in the TV series and movies.
‘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 told the Los Angeles Times.
In an interview with WWD, creator Bushnell, 52, explained that the prequels lay the foundation for what each character will become.
She said: ‘Every character has a back-story – what the reader sees, in a sense, is the tip of the iceberg. The characters don’t exist in a vacuum – when we first meet them… in their Thirties and single in New York – they are, in a sense, in the middle of their stories. Which is what makes the Carrie Diaries series so satisfying.
The news will also come as a shock to Kristin Davis, who played the naive, perfectionist Charlotte York. She expressed her distaste at the idea telling E! this February: ‘We’ve discussed our history in the show already so for all of our fervent fans who listen to what we say, why would we rewrite that?
‘And then have like different people with our names? It’s kind of freaky.’
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