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The Carrie Diaries Casts Its Carrie

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11:  Actress AnnaSophia Robb attends the Lela Rose Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Studio at Lincoln Center on September 11, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images  for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

The Carrie Diaries has a Carrie: 18-year-old AnnaSophia Robb will don the royal tutu in the CW's Sex and the City prequel, the network announced this afternoon. Robb is perhaps best known as Violet Beuregarde from the Johnny Depp Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, though fans of inspiring Christian-themed shark-attack movies might also know her from Soul Surfer. The Carrie Diaries, which Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz are executive producing, will track the emotional gestation of pun-maker extraordinaire Carrie Bradshaw as she comes of age in 1980s Manhattan.  I couldn't help but wonder, will I pass my chemistry test? And will [some dude] and I pass our chemistry test?

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/2011 Getty Images