The new young Carrie is relatively unknown actress AnnaSophia Robb, best known for playing Violet Beauregarde in the 2005 Johnny Depp-version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, according to The Hollywood Reporter. More recently, she played Bethany Hamilton in Soul Surfer (yes, I saw it, OK?).
No word yet on who will play the younger versions of Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte--though they don't figure prominently into the plot. Young actress Stefania Owen has been cast to play Carrie's 14-year-old sister (to which Britt, who is sitting next to me in Paris, said "Wha? Carrie had a sister!?"). We didn't know either.
We previously reported that Gossip Girl producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are signed on to produce The Carrie Diaries, and that Amy Harris, a writer on the original SATC HBO series, has written the pilot. We can also report that another important member of team Gossip Girl is heading over to Carrie Diaries, too: costume designer Eric Daman will give up headbands for what we hope will be neon scrunchies.
Sounds like they've got a good team assembled. Will you tune in?