'Sex and the City' May Get Big-Screen Treatment
By Steve Gorman
Thursday, February 19, 2004; 1:11 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The four women who have spiced up
Manhattan's singles scene for six seasons on "Sex and the City"
may be headed to the big screen after their upcoming final romp
on HBO, the network said on Wednesday.
Executive producer Michael Patrick King is writing a script
for what would be a feature film version of "Sex and the City"
that would essentially pick up where the series leaves off this
coming Sunday, an HBO spokeswoman said.
The premium cable channel, owned by Time Warner Inc. , also
is negotiating with the four series co-stars -- Sarah Jessica
Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis -- to
reprise their roles for the movie.
King, whose previous TV writing credits include "Cybill"
and "Murphy Brown," would make his feature debut as director of
the film. No production date has been set, and no distributor
is yet on board with the project, the spokeswoman said.
"Sex and the City," one of the signature shows that
established HBO as a creative powerhouse and became the first
cable series to win an Emmy Award for best comedy, stars Parker
as fashion-conscious New York columnist, Carrie Bradshaw, who
writes about Manhattan's dating scene.
Cattrall co-stars as the vixen-like public relations
executive Samantha Jones; Nixon as corporate lawyer Miranda
Hobbes, juggling her career with motherhood; and Davis as
Charlotte York, who married her own divorce lawyer after a long
search for Mr. Right.
The series was created by Darren Star, who also originated
"Beverly Hills, 90210" and was an executive producer on
While many TV shows over the years have been either based
on movies or made into feature films, it is rare for prime-time
shows to make the transition to the big screen with most of
their original cast members. Among the few that have done so
are "Star Trek," both the original series and "Star Trek: The
Next Generation," and "The X-Files."
"Sex and the City" winds up Sunday, Feb. 22, with a
45-minute finale, following an hourlong farewell special
featuring interviews and highlights from the series.
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