But instead of more ’80s flashbacks, the film will feature an entirely new group of stylish, single girls to embody the earlier versions of our beloved Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha. While production is still solely in talks, writer-director-producer Michael Patrick King reportedly has his eye on “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively to play the signature fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker made into a female icon.
“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,” an insider told the mag. This seems like the right choice to me, as the 23-year-old Lively is a style maven on the rise, who recently gained critical attention for her role in 2010’s “The Town.”
Although her “GG” character Serena van der Woodsen comes from a privileged family that is used to traveling by helicopter rather than NYC subway, there’s a fair amount of Carrie Bradshaw sensibility underneath those long blond tresses. For starters, Serena has experience with older men (from Trip van der Bilt to Colin Forrester, and, oh, just about everyone else), and can wear the heck out of a couture gown. (On the other hand, Serena… the writer?) But when it comes down to it, can anyone really fill SJP’s legendary Manolo Blahniks?
What do you think budding fashionistas? Is Blake Lively the right fit to play a young Carrie Bradshaw? Do you want to see “The Carrie Diaries” hit the big screen? Let us know in the comments and on Twitter!