AnnaSophia Robb cast as the new Carrie Bradshaw in the 'Sex and the City' prequel

By Sarah Burbank,
Actress AnnaSophia Robb arrives at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on February 26, 2011. UPI/Jim Ruymen

AnnaSophia Robb needs to practice her Fifth Avenue strut, as she has been cast to play Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City prequel.

Sarah Jessica Parker put a name on Sex and the City, which was based on the novel by Candace Bushnell and turned into an HBO series, which then produced two films. Parker played the vivacious, Big-obsessed, sex-column writer Carrie Bradshaw on the series. According to People Magazine, the 18-year-old will play a high school version of Parker’s character.

People reports that the CW has requested a pilot episode of the series, titled The Carrie Diaries. Robb is best known for her role as Violet in Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

From 1998-2004 fans were graced with the ability to follow along Carrie Bradshaw’s path to love and now fans can only be curious: How will Carrie be portrayed as a teenager? E Online notes that the casting call described Bradshaw’s younger self as “quirky, charming, witty 16 year old," who unfortunately has "a complete lack of knowledge about love, sex and relationships." The timeline will go through the loss of Bradshaw’s mother and her growing up in Manhattan.

Sarah Jessica Parker arrives for the amfAR's annual Fashion Week New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on February 8, 2012. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh

Also starring in the series is Stefania Owen from Running Wild, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Owen will play Robb’s 14-year-old sister.

Do you think a prequel will be just as much of a hit as the original Sex and the City?

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