Crisis averted: 'Mr. Big' agrees to return in 'Sex and the City 2'
After threatening not to sign on for a second "Sex and the City" movie, Chris North has relented.
According to Variety, the actor who plays Carrie's current husband, better known as "Mr. Big," has finally signed on to Michael Patrick King's highly anticipated sequel. It's unclear how the situation was resolved, but one would have to assume a salary increase was involved (and perhaps some pleading from star and co-producer Sarah Jessica Parker). The first "Sex and the City" movie stunned the industry by raking in $412.6 million at the worldwide box office. Based on the Emmy-winning HBO TV series, the franchise had been on cold ice for almost five years by the time the movie roard it back to life.
Most recently, North departed USA Network's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" after three seasons of duty. North's big screen work includes the Renee Zellweger period comedy "My One and Only" which debuted at the Berlin Film Festival, but is still without a U.S. distributor. Next, he'll reprise his role in the Off Broadway play "Farragut North" when the play moves to Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse. The stage production will also include "Star Trek's" Chris Pine.
"Sex and the City 2" begins production in September in anticipation of a May 28, 2010 release date.