To me this is really sad as I enjoyed the series and was looking forward
to the film.
Tue, 25 May 2004 12:56:22
No SEX For Cattrall
By Marcus Ferrell
HBO decided to shut down development on a SEX AND THE CITY movie on
Monday after Kim Cattrall announced that she wouldn't commit to the
"Kim felt fortunate to have enjoyed six wonderful years, both personally
and professionally, playing Samantha on SEX AND THE CITY," said
Cattrall's spokeswoman, Marvet Britto. "She would have loved to have
done the movie and made a deal to do the movie, but waited as long as
possible with no script or start date and felt she had to take other
offers that were presented to her after the hold period had passed. Kim
would of course love to do the film and would be happy to revisit the
project in the future."
However, according to inside sources, Cattrall's story isn't true.
Writer and director Michael Patrick King had already turned in a script,
which HBO liked.
But, HBO asked the series' stars for a few more weeks beyond the hold
period before moving forward on the project. Sarah Jessica Parker,
Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis were all fine with the delay, but
Cattrall suddenly said she wouldn't commit to the film without script
approval, which none of the actresses had. Insiders say that Cattrall
wanted her salary to be on par witht the show's star, Parker, but HBO
HBO was also unwilling to consider replacing Cattrall or develop a new
script without her character, so they axed the project.