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Sarah Jessica Parker Eyes New Single-in-City Role

06/26/2008 at 10:50 AM EDT

Sarah Jessica Parker Eyes New Single-in-City Role
Sarah Jessica Parker
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Taking Carrie Bradshaw to the big screen proved a shrewd move for Sarah Jessica Parker – the Sex and the City movie's so far raked in more than $300 million – and now she's eyeing the role of another single urban professional.

The star, 43, is in discussions with Warner Bros. about a screen version of novelist Karen Quinn's The Ivy Chronicles, described by the Hollywood Reporter as an up-to-date take about class and the single woman in Manhattan – though unlike Bradshaw, title character Ivy Ames moves out of the Upper East Side after the double whammy of a job loss and a divorce.

She has to withdraw her children from their expensive private school, though they also provide her with a eureka moment: Ames starts a service to help women land their kids in upper-crust kindergartens.

The trade paper likens The Ivy Chronicles to The Devil Wears Prada meets The Nanny Diaries, with a dash of the TV mini-series The Starter Wife thrown in.

Jerry Weintraub, the honcho behind the Ocean's Eleven franchise, is poised to produce.

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