Blake Lively to Star in New "Sex and the City" Movie?

Rumour has it Blake Lively is to star in a new Sex and the City movie, a prequel based on The Carrie Diaries about a young Carrie Bradshaw.

I was sent the link to the Grazia magazine story last night. I'm in two minds about this one. I have to admit, I haven't read the book (although I've read a few other novels by Candace Bushnell), but Gossip Girl's Blake seems a decent choice to play young Carrie.

My main concern is going back in time with the story. While it's nice to think that the series won't end on the last ho-hum movie effort, I have an innate suspicion and hatred of prequels. How can you build up suspense when the audience already knows the ending to the story?

The rumour is apparently already being quashed by Blake's people, but maybe the movie project is still a goer. What do you think? Do want or don't waste my time?


  1. Awesome! I never realized how much they do look alike. I guess I'll have to read the book now, because I'm definitely seeing this movie :) Nice blog by the way!

  2. Hiya -- new to your blog -- lovely place you have here! I have heard talks about this SiTC prequel only I heard Miley Cyrus was the front runner to play Carrie? I am thinking I like Blake Lively MUCH better! But I do kinda agree -- how will they build suspense when we ALL know the outcome of Carrie's story? But then again I could watch reruns of the old SiTC over and over and over...
    Either way -- I will be watching!


  3. I didn't like the book at all. At ALL. It didn't feel like Carrie, it felt like just any random small-town teenage girl. None of her observations, none of her witty cynisism, nothing that reminded of Carrie - not even the a hint of the mad fashion. I get it that New York made her who she is, but I don't understand why Candace chose to make teenage Carrie so generic.
    Having said this, I think Blake is an awesome choice. She'll be fabulous.

  4. I have been a long time fan of S&C ...and though I agree that the last movie was less than impressive ... I would be interested in seeing the pre-quel ..after all sometimes the movie is different from the book so who knows what they will come up with .... Blake would be a good choice..xo HHL

  5. I don't actively dislike Miley or anything, but I agree Blake seems much more "Carrie". Well, I hope this movie does come out, I'll still go see it.




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