After Sex and the City 2, we unanimously decided that the franchise had run its course. The movie wasn’t a worthy follow up to the first one or the TV series, so a lot of us cut our losses and moved on. Unfortunately, everyone doesn’t feel that way, and they want to continue beating this dead horse. According to an Australian entertainment site called Grazia, a Sex and the City PREQUEL may be in the works.
The site claims that “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively is in the running to play a young Carrie Bradshaw, the role made famous by Sarah Jessica Parker. Apparently, Hollywood wants to try their hand at adapting The Carrie Diaries and Summer in the City. They’re the prequel novels written by author Candace Bushnell, that follows a 19 year old Bradshaw.
Michael Patrick King has already expressed interest in taking on the younger version of the character, and he wants Lively as Carrie. After the flailing outcome of SATC 2, it doesn’t look like any of the actresses who appeared in the films are interested in making the series a trilogy, so we’re not surprised by this move.
“There are no plans to bring SJP and the other girls back together in the old format,” says an insider. “The prequel is about breathing new life into the story and exploring Carrie’s first few months in NYC and the beginning of her relationship with an older man.”
We can honestly say we’re not interested in this. We doubt Lively would sign on to play a character, who’s so similar to her role on GG. Also, her film career is blossoming and she has a variety of scripts coming her way. This would be a step back for her.
Would you be interested in seeing a Sex and the City prequel?