"Sex and the City" Movie to Begin Filming
Almost four years after they ended their hilarious HBO comedy "Sex and the City" the gals are going back to the set in Manhattan to begin filming their 2008 big screen reunion including the return of Mr. Big (Chris Noth), confirms star Sarah Jessica Parker in an exclusive interview to Extra Magazine this morning.
Parker said it is a dream that she and he co-stars Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall can do this all over again.
The gals will begin shooting the flick in about six weeks and it is scheduled for a summer 2008 release.
The film’s writer and director Michael Patrick King also confirms that Chris Noth (Sarah's on-screen love) will reprise his role as Mr. Big.
The project had been rumored for many years, ever since February 2004 when HBO aired the final episode of the six-seasons-long series based on Candace Bushnell's book.
Kim Catrall who plays the bed-hopping Samantha Jones was said to have stalled the project several times with unreasonable financial requirements.
When the series ended after 94 episodes, Carrie Bradshaw (Parker) returned from Paris after breaking up with Russian artist played by Michail Barishnikov running back into the arms of the love of her life, Mr. Big.
Miranda Hobbes (Nixon) dumped Blair Underwood's character and also married the love of her life - Steve Brady (David Eigenberg) and moved to Brooklyn with their son and her ailing mother-in-law.
Charlotte York (Davis) also found bliss with her divorce lawyer Harry Goldenblatt (Evan Handler). After unsuccessfully trying to conceive a child, the loving couple opted to adopt a Chinese baby.
Finally, even the promiscuous Samantha Jones (Catrall) settled down as she fell in love with hot actor Smith Jarred (Jason Lewis) whose career she accelerated with a steamy "Absolut Hunk" campaign (an unforgettable product placement).
Being at the top of the fashion game I seriously doubt the movie would pick up immediately after the February 2004 finale, but rather fast forward to 2008. Can the writers find an amusing way to tell more stories of shoe-shopping, cocktails-drinking and bed-hopping or will we wish they never messed around with the satisfying 2004 ending?