Chris Noth, who played “Mr. Big” in the hit HBO television series “Sex and the City,” has signed on to reprise that role in the big screen adaptation of the series, it was announced today by New Line Production President Toby Emmerich.
The hit comedy series “Sex and the City” is being brought to the screen by New Line Cinema in association with HBO. Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon are all on board to reprise their roles and the show’s longtime executive producer, Michael Patrick King, is set to write and direct.
“There is no need for funeral arrangements,” says Michael Patrick King. “I assure you that Mr. Big is a very ‘big’ part of the ‘Sex and the City’ movie. While I have not spoken to him myself, Chris Noth assures me that Mr. Big is alive and well and ready to report to the set in September.”
No details about the exact storyline for the feature film have been disclosed.
Noth, who is also a cast member of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his work on “Sex and the City” in 2000.
After launching on HBO in 1998, “Sex and the City” ran for six seasons before the series finale in 2004. One of HBO’s biggest hits, the series earned 50 Emmy nominations during its run, winning seven of them including acting nods for Parker and Nixon. The series was also nominated for 24 Golden Globes, winning eight including Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy.
The “Sex and the City” film will be produced by King with Parker, John Melfi and Darren Star, who initially created the series based on autobiographical columns written by Candace Bushnell. The project is being overseen at New Line by Emmerich and production executives Richard Brener and Kathy Busby.