NEW YORK, NY (September 20, 2007) ” Production began today in New York on the big screen version of “Sex and the City,” with a new announcement of the film’s release date: May 30th, 2008.
HBO released this first photo from the set, picturing Mr. Big (Chris Noth) & Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker). Carrie is pictured holding an Eiffel Tower handbag, symbolic perhaps of the Paris setting where Big & Carrie last rekindled their relationship.
Access Hollywood has also obtained video from the set on today’s first day of shooting.
Although unconfirmed, an inside source has provided the following information to Access about the film’s plot: Big and Carrie are moving in together and they are apartment-hunting in NYC. Some scenes are being shot near Rockefeller Center at an auction house.
According to HBO: “Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon are reprising their roles from the original HBO series. The show’s longtime executive producer, Michael Patrick King, is set to write and direct. Additionally, Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler and Jason Lewis will return as the women’s love interests. Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson (“Dreamgirls”) has also joined the cast of the film and will play Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant, a new character to be introduced in the film.”