‘Sex and the City’ sequel on the way

New Line confirms entire cast will return

“Sex and the City 2” has moved closer to the starting line with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis signed for the sequel along with writer-director-producer Michael Patrick King.

No start date’s set for shooting and no script’s been written. New Line president Toby Emmerich has been aiming to fast-track the project in hopes of a summer 2010 release.

As on the original, John Melfi and Parker will be producers on the sequel with King.

“Sex and the City” opened in May, four years after the finale of the HBO series, and focused on the nuptials of Carrie Bradshaw to Mr. Big, portrayed by Chris Noth.

The film performed impressively with $152 million domestically and $260 million more from international markets, which had been sold off by New Line to finance the project. The slimmed-down New Line no longer uses pre-sales.

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