06/26/2008 AT 10:50 AM EDT
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
Jerry Weintraub, the honcho behind the Ocean's Eleven
franchise, is poised to produce.