For those of you who just can’t get enough Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda – today is your lucky day. “Sex and the City 2,” has started filming today in New York City. The original stars of the TV show and last year’s summer blockbuster are back – Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte York (Kristin Davis), and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon).
The star of the award-winning HBO series and film, Sarah Jessica Parker says “It’s a great privilege to be spending time again with this beloved cast and crew and to be filming in New York City. We look forward to the next few months of this adventure.”
All of the guys are back as well. Mr. Big (Chris Noth), Steve (David Eigenberg), Harry (Evan Handler), Smith (Jason Lewis), Anthony (Mario Cantone) and Stanford Blatch (Willie Garson) are all returning for the much anticipated sequel.
Michael Patrick King is returning as well to write and direct the film.
Check out the official press release below —
NEW LINE CINEMA’S “SEX AND THE CITY 2” BEGINS FILMING IN NEW YORK
Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda take another bite out of The Big Apple
BURBANK, CA, September 14, 2009 – “Sex and the City 2,” the sequel to the 2008 summer blockbuster, has begun principle photography in—where else?—New York City. Returning in their starring roles as the four great friends are Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.
“It’s a great privilege to be spending time again with this beloved cast and crew and to be filming in New York City,” says Parker. “We look forward to the next few months of this adventure.”
Of course, where would these women be without their men? Also back for the much-anticipated sequel are Chris Noth as Mr. Big, David Eigenberg as Steve, Evan Handler as Harry, Jason Lewis as Smith, Mario Cantone as Anthony and Willie Garson as Stanford Blatch.
“Sex and the City 2” also reunites the original creative team from the series and the first feature. Michael Patrick King is once again directing from his own screenplay. States King, “We are thrilled to have the luxury to continue to tell the story of these four iconic women characters: Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha. We will do our best to entertain the loyal fans who were so supportive of the first movie.”
King is also producing with John Melfi, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Darren Star. The executive producers are Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener and Marcus Viscidi. Also returning will be director of photography John Thomas, production designer Jeremy Conway, composer Aaron Zigman and costume designer Patricia Field.
Set to be released in theaters next Memorial Day weekend, “Sex and the City 2” is the follow-up to the first film, which pulled in more than $415 million worldwide. The original film was inspired by the phenomenally popular, award-winning HBO series based on the writings of Candace Bushnell.
The majority of filming will take place in and around the city of New York.
New Line Cinema presents “Sex and the City 2.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.