Mr. Big signs on for ‘Sex and the City’ movie

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

Mr. Big will be back.

Chris Noth has agreed to reprise his role as Mr. Big in the feature film version of HBO’s saucy “Sex and the City” series, according to Variety.

Noth’s character will join his onscreen paramour, Manhattan sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, who has already signed on to costar in the much-anticipated project. Also returning: randy Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), conservative optimist Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) and career-minded Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon). The TV show’s executive producer, Michael Patrick King, is set to write and direct.

Details about the plot have been scarce, but expect lots of sex, cosmopolitans and high fashion, possibly in that order.

Fans of the show have clamored for a film version of “Sex and the City,” which was based on semiautobiographical columns written by Candace Bushnell, since the series ended in 2004 after six colorful seasons of urban dating, career highs and lows, babies and shoe shopping.

The movie is scheduled to start shooting in September in New York.