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Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 May, 2004, 12:07 GMT 13:07 UK
Cattrall 'backs out of Sex film'
Kim Cattrall
Kim Cattrall played Samantha in the hit HBO series
Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall has pulled out of a planned feature film based on the series, reports say.

The actress, who played Samantha in the comedy, would not commit to the project, US film paper Variety said.

Her spokeswoman said she had wanted to do the film, but "waited as long as possible with no script or start date" and took other offers.

The film - reportedly cancelled because of Cattrall's decision - would have followed its TV finale in March.

"Kim would of course love to do the film and would be happy to revisit the project in the future," her spokeswoman said.

The movie had been in development with Michael Patrick King, who was due to write and direct the film.


According to Variety none of the four principal actresses - Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon - had script approval for the project.

HBO had asked the four main actresses for more time to film the movie, at which point, it is reported, Cattrall asked for script approval.

The actress had reportedly also asked to be paid the same amount as Parker, who played Carrie Bradshaw, the series' main character.

HBO is said to have cancelled the project instead of trying to find a replacement for Cattrall's character.

Sex and the City, which was shown on HBO in the US and Channel 4 in the UK, was regarded as ground-breaking TV in the way it approached modern women's attitudes to sex and dating.

The final of the show in the UK earlier this year drew more than four million viewers.

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