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1st look at AnnaSophia Robb in 'The Carrie Diaries'

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  • AnnaSophia Robb plays a young Carrie Bradshaw in "The Carrie Diaries."
AnnaSophia Robb plays a young Carrie Bradshaw in "The Carrie Diaries." (Eric Liebowitz/Warner…)
March 23, 2012|By Curt Wagner | RedEye

Warner Bros. has release the first image of AnnaSophia Robb as the young Carrie Bradshaw in CW's pilot for "The Carrie Diaries."

"The Carrie Diaries" is based on Candace Bushnell's novel of the same name and tells the story of Carrie Bradshaw's coming of age in the 1980, "asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan," according to a release.

"The search for Carrie Bradshaw was an exciting adventure. 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," writer/executive producer Amy B. Harris said in the release. "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."

Emmy-winning "Sex and the City" and "Gossip Girl" costume designer Eric Daman will dress Robb.

"It's a rare invitation to dress a character whose reputation truly precedes her," he said. "Having played a hand in designing for the Carrie we know and love, I am honored to be chosen to carry the torch--to illuminate the woman we know by discovering the young lady she was."

"The Carrie Diaries" pilot is executive produced by Harris, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein, Bushnell and Miguel Arteta. Harris wrote the pilot, which is directed by Arteta.

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