Fans of "Sex and the City" know all about Mr. Big. Now get ready to meet Mr. Biggest. MTV has learned that Michael Patrick King will direct the long-awaited big-screen adaptation of the popular HBO series. An Emmy winner and executive producer for the show, the movie will mark his cinematic debut.
"Michael Patrick King was kind of the creative force behind that show, [and] he's going to be writing and directing the movie," series regular Mario Cantone enthused. "I've known him for 24 years. He was always very brilliant. I think he's one of the best writers and directors in television. With him at the helm, it should be damn good."
While the flick is tentatively scheduled to start filming this fall, Cantone revealed that none of the stars have yet to sign on the dotted line. "They called me about my availability, but nothing's negotiated," he confessed. "Hopefully if all the negotiations go well, it will happen in the fall. HBO's just gotta give everybody what they want. It better get done cause I want to do it."
Cantone has reason to be anxious. Alongside Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda, the "Surf's Up" star told MTV that his character, Anthony Marantino, plays a major role in the eagerly-awaited flick. "'I need the laughs.' That's what Michael Patrick King said to me," Cantone exclaimed. "I for surely know that I'm in it a good amount. That's exciting."