AnnaSophia Robb inherits the role of Carrie Bradshaw from Sarah Jessica Parker in The CW's upcoming pilot "The Carrie Diaries," and the network released the first image of "Soul Surfer" star Robb in character on Friday.
"The Carrie Diaries," based on "Sex and the City" writer Candace Bushnell's book series of the same name, will follow a young Carrie Bradshaw "coming of age in the 1980s, asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan."
Former "Sex and the City" associate producer Amy B. Harris, who serves as executive producer on "The Carrie Diaries," said of the casting, "Having been a part of the 'Sex and the City' series, I felt such an honor and responsibility to the fans of the show to find someone who embodied the spirit of Manhattan’s favorite ‘It’ girl. When AnnaSophia Robb walked into the room, we knew we had found her. Her grace, intelligence, sense of fun and her empathetic nature make her the perfect girl to bring our young Carrie to life. The fact that she loves a gorgeous pair of heels doesn’t hurt either."
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