HBO looks to revive the big-screen project

By Missy Schwartz
Updated November 10, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

Fans of Carrie Bradshaw, steady yourselves on your Manolos: The Sex and the City movie, originally developed following the series finale in 2004, appears to be back on.

Last month, HBO restarted negotiations with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis to reprise their roles as Manhattan’s most glamorous foursome in a big-screen feature to be written and directed by the show’s exec producer Michael Patrick King. A rep for the cable network told EW it was ”way too soon” to go into details about the project, saying only, ”We always thought a Sex and the City movie was a great idea. We would love it if it happened.”

What they don’t want is a redux of 2004, when the film fell apart after Cattrall bowed out. (She cited timing conflicts, while multiple reports claimed Cattrall left when she wasn’t granted script approval and a salary equal to Parker’s.) But even if ego battles can be avoided, the producers still face the tricky task of coordinating the actresses’ busy schedules. Parker will soon start shooting the Dennis Quaid comedy Smart People, and Nixon is starring in the Off Broadway production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Then there’s the question of nailing down supporting cast members like Chris Noth. So while fans have reason to hope, it’s still a little too early to declare 2007 the Year of the Cosmo.

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