August 25, 2005

‘Sex and the City’ author’s latest may be TV show

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Sex and the City" author Candace
Bushnell is in talks to turn her new book "Lipstick Jungle,"
the story of three successful career women in New York, into a
television series.

"I haven't signed any deals yet but there's a lot of
interest," Bushnell told Reuters. "Nothing's been finalized but
hopefully it will be in the next couple of weeks."

In an interview ahead of the September 6 publication of her
latest novel, Bushnell said it was too early to discuss who
might play the three main characters -- a film producer, a
fashion designer and a magazine executive.

HBO's Emmy-winning "Sex and the City," the TV series about
the love lives of four single women in New York, ended in 2004
but reruns still feature heavily on U.S. cable stations.

Bushnell said "Lipstick Jungle" was a "pretty philosophical
kind of book" about what happens when women like the
thirty-something women of "Sex and the City" get into their
forties and experience real success in their careers.

"I see it more as a TV show than a movie," Bushnell said.
"One of the things that's really hard with movies these days is
that it's almost impossible to have forty-something women."

"There are probably three parts a year for a women of over
40 and happily on TV there are many more opportunities," said
the author, who is 46 and who originally wrote "Sex and the
City" as a newspaper column in 1994.

"There's a lot of interest in 'Lipstick Jungle' becoming a
TV series but it's just a little bit too soon, in a couple of
weeks I could tell you all about it," she added.