AnnaSophia Robb to play Carrie Bradshaw in 'Sex and the City' prequel
Published Feb 28 2012, 00:34 GMT | By Leah Simpson
AnnaSophia Robb is to play a young Carrie Bradshaw in The CW's Sex and the City prequel
The actress, who starred as Violet Beauregarde in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
, will portray the character Sarah Jessica Parker made famous in the pilot for The Carrie Diaries
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The possible television series will be produced by Gossip Girl
's Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
Robb will portray Carrie in the 1980s as she explores her small town Connecticut high school and progresses to Manhattan, New York.
Samantha Jones, who is played by Kim Cattrall
in the hit series and films, is also expected to feature, as she does in Candace Bushnell's original novel.Blake Lively
previously denied that she was up for the role of Carrie, while Emma Roberts
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