Hugh is reportedly being ‘wood’ for a role in the reboot (Picture: Tobias Schwarz/AFP via Getty Images)
Hugh Grant is reportedly being ‘eyed up’ for a role in the upcoming Sex and The City reboot.
His friend and former co-star Sarah Jessica Parker is allegedly attempting to sign up Hugh for a role in new series And Just Like That…
The actor is thought to be ‘at the top of HBO’s list’ to star in the show according to the Mirror.
A source said: ‘Sarah Jessica has it in her head that she needs a big – and I mean big – male star in the SATC reunion ensemble to help smooth over the absence of Kim [Cattrall] and the potentially diminished role with Chris Noth, whose deal to return is not yet done and whose exact role is still being figured out.
‘At the top of SJP and HBO Max’s wishlist to join the series is Hugh Grant, who loves the show and had a great time working with Sarah Jessica in the past, and with HBO just last year on his massive hit The Undoing.’
They added: ‘And the money’s there to bring in Hugh and pay him his full freight.’
The Sex and The City reboot will go into production this year (Picture: New Line/Kobal/REX)
Hugh previously starred with Sarah in 90s thriller Extreme Measures and went on to appear together in the 2009 romcom Did You Hear About the Morgans?.
The new series is preparing to return without Samantha Jones star Kim, with new episodes going into production this year.
Casting is still to be confirmed, although Sarah will be joined by co-stars Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.
Sarah also recently cast doubt on whether John Corbett is actually returning for the Sex and the City revival after he said he was.
There is much speculation that Chris Noth may be stepping back into the shoes of Mr Big too. Earlier this year, Chris provided fans with hope that Big could return to the small screen, with the actor writing on Instagram: ‘Everything changes – including announcements in the rags.’
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Hugh Grant’s representatives and HBO for comment