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AnnaSophia Robb to Play Carrie Bradshaw

AnnaSophia Robb, best known for her role as gum-chewing brat in the box office success "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," has signed on to play an 18-year-old Carrie Bradshaw in CW's "The Carrie Diaries."

The prequel to "Sex and the City" hopes to attract a new demographic to the network by heralding back to the 1980s to reveal Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw character coming of age and moving to New York City. The show will feature Carrie "asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan."

18-year-old Robb, who was raised in Denver, Colorado, first gained prominence in 2005 playing starring roles in "Because of Winn-Dixie" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

Robb, who attended Araphoe High School in Centennial Colorado, competed in gymnastics and dance for four and a half years, but left to focus on acting not long after making her small screen debut in a commercial for McDonald's.

Robb is also known for "Bridge to Terabithia" in 2007, "Race to Witch Mountain" in 2009, and "Soul Surfer" in 2011. For her first single she released for the "Bridge to Terabithia" soundtrack called "Keep Your Mind Wide Open," which reached no. 90 on the U.S. charts.

"They asked me to sing a song for the film, which was a little intimidating. I actually tried to quit a couple times. I'm glad I did it, because it was an experience I've never done before, and stretched me, and I had a good time, and it was a fun thing,"she said after the songs release.

Robb received her first ever career award in 2008, when she was named Leading Young Actress at the Young Artist Awards for her role in "Bridge To Terabithia." Since then she received a Horizon Award at the 14th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival, and a Rising Star Award at the Denver Film Festival in 2009.

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