The 18-year-old actress says she found out she landed the role in the CW pilot when she went online

By Alison Schwartz
Updated February 28, 2012 04:30 PM
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AnnaSophia Robb has some big – not to mention fashionable – shoes to fill.

The actress, 18, is set to play a high school version of the Manolo Blahnik-obsessing, love-chasing Carrie Bradshaw, a role originated by Sarah Jessica Parker in HBO’s Sex and the City, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

The CW has ordered a pilot episode of The Carrie Diaries, which will chronicle Bradshaw’s teen days in ’80s Manhattan, long before penning her sex column.

Also getting carried away with Robb, who portrayed real-life survivor Bethany Hamilton in last year’s Soul Surfer: The Killing‘s Katie Findlay and Scott Pilgrim Vs. the Worlds Ellen Wong, who will play two of Bradshaw’s friends – presumably before she meets BFFs Charlotte (Kristin Davis), Samantha (Kim Cattrall) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon).

The series, which will also star Running Wilde‘s Stefania Owen as Carrie’s little sister Dorritt, is based on author Candace Bushnell’s Sex and the City prequel of the same name.

“So excited for #carriediaries!” Robb Tweeted. “It was online before I even knew hahahaha oh technology.”