February 28th, 2012
12:02 PM ET
"Sex and the City" prequel "The Carrie Diaries" has found its young Carrie in 18-year-old actress AnnaSophia Robb, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Robb, who's previously starred in "Soul Surfer" and 2005's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" as Violet, will portray the teen version of the infamous "Sex and the City" character, portrayed in her older years on HBO by Sarah Jessica Parker. ("Running Wilde's" Stefania Owen has been cast in "The Carrie Diaries" as Carrie's 14-year-old sister Dorrit.)
The CW has ordered a pilot for the show, which will be executive produced by "Gossip Girl" team Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, as well as former "SATC" writer/producer Amy B. Harris, among others.
The concept, like "Sex and the City," is based on the work of author Candace Bushnell, and follows Bradshaw during her high school years in the '80s.
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