Comedian and actor Mario Cantone has told the AAP that Sex and the City creator Michael Patrick King is hard at work on a feature film script for the hit television series, and the movie could begin filming as early as this fall. "I know the script is being written and I know it will be brilliant because Michael Patrick King is writing it. I know that I'm in it. I have a nice part in it, I'm told," Cantone said. He also added "nothing is definitive yet," but "if it happens, we should film it in the early fall I think." Sex and the City, centering on the adventures of four single Manhattan women played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, enjoyed a successful run on HBO from 1998 to 2004, and rumors of a film project have sparked up occasionally since then.
Alleged squabbling between cast members and unsuccessful negotiating have kept the project on the backburner thus far, but several news items appeared in November 2006 indicating the film was back on track. Cantone hinted that the success of The Devil Wears Prada might have created a better atmosphere for the project to get going. "If you look at The Devil Wears Prada, it was such a big success, this would do even better. Sex and the City has the audience, and I think it's a good time to do it now, because enough time has passed since the TV series ended."