Call it pre-Sex in the City. Candace Bushnell's iconic alter ego, Carrie Bradshaw, is not walking off into the sunset in her Blahniks just yet. The CW is shooting a pilot based on Bushnell's young adult prequel, The Carrie Diaries. So who was tapped to play the plum role of baby Bradshaw? Why that would be 18 year-old AnnaSophia Robb.
Plenty of Hollywood's young, hot things were pining for could be the breakout role of a career. The appealing Robb earned plenty of industry attention with roles in such films as Soul Surfer, Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Race To Witch Mountain and The Reaping. The Carrie Diaries would be her first leading role in an episodic series.
Based on Bushnell's best selling series, The Carrie Diaries chronicles the young fashionista/columnist's high school life in the 1980s, where she was already questioning the real values of love, sex, friendship and family before taking over Manhattan.
"I think, even from the beginning in the column," Bushnell said about the creation of the book series in a 2010 TeenVogue interview, "I always thought of her as 'every girl.' Everything doesn't fall into place for Carrie; her life isn't a fairy tale. But she always manages to find the humor in the situation. She also doesn't really judge her friends. She sees the humorous aspects to their personalities and she's not judgmental about their weaknesses."
Warner Bros TV and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire are shepherding the project. The pilot episode is written by Amy Harris (Gossip Girl), who is executive producing with Bushnell, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein.
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