Carries Diaries Casts Samantha Jones

Young Carrie Bradshaw will soon meet young Samantha Jones on “The Carrie Diaries.”

The show has cast newcomer Lindsey Gort as Ms. Jones, The CW announced on Saturday.

“Through a surprising connection, our young Carrie Bradshaw will meet one of the most important people in her life this season in a role made iconic by Kim Cattrall: Samantha Jones, a ballsy, beautiful and sexy young woman from the panhandle of Florida who has made her way — and already a name for herself — in the rock ’n’ roll scene of 1980s NYC,” the network said in a statement.

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Gort, a vocalist who has performed on “Dancing with the Stars,” will be a series regular on the “Sex and The City” prequel show.

The actress will soon be seen on the big screen in “2 Guns,” starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg (set to hit theaters on August 2).

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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