AnnaSophia Robb Lands Leading Role In "The Carrie Diaries"

AnnaSophia Robb

The CW has found its Carrie Bradshaw.

AnnaSophia Robb has landed the coveted role of Carrie Bradshaw in pilot for The CW’s The Carrie Diaries, the prequel to HBO’s Sex and the City.

Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, The Carrie Diaries revolves around a young Carrie, coming of age in the 1980s and asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan.

The project is a joint effort from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire and Warner Bros. Television. Schwartz, Savage, Amy B. Harris (Sex and the City, Gossip Girl), Len Goldstein (Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie) and Candace Bushnell will executive produce. Harris also wrote the pilot, to be directed by Miguel Areta (who’ll serve as an executive producer for the pilot).

The project, from Warner Bros. Television, is based on the series of novels of the same name from Candace Bushnell.

Robb’s work primarily has been in film, with roles in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bridge to Terabithia, Race to Witch Mountain, Jumper and 2011′s Soul Surfer. Diaries could serve as the vehicle need to launch Robb into a successful career as an adult.

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