SJP to Star in Groundbreaking Film About New York City Lady

Sex and the City workhorse Sarah Jessica Parker is in talks to star in the upcoming movie The Ivy Chronicles. Marking a huge departure from her previous acting gig, Ivy is about a single gal in New York City who lives in a series of wildly unrealistic apartments. The character, Ivy Ames, also helps rich kids get into rich people schools. This could be a make-it-or-break-it movie for Ms. Parker, who's had great success with the SATC series and movie, but whose other film efforts, for the most part, have, erm, failed to launch (though, the actual film Failure to Launch did very respectably at the box office.) Read a more detailed description of this Ivy Bradshaw—I mean Ames—after the jump.

The actress is in talks with Warner Bros. to star in "The Ivy Chronicles," a story of class and the single woman in contemporary New York. It centers on Ivy Ames, an Upper East Side woman who, after losing her high-powered job and getting divorced, starts over again in a less ritzy downtown apartment. After pulling her children from private school, Ames starts a business to help upper-middle-class women get their children into elite kindergartens.

The project, based on Karen Quinn's eponymous novel, is described as following in the vein of "The Devil Wears Prada" and "The Nanny Diaries" as well as Gigi Levangie Grazer's "The Starter Wife," which became a successful limited series on USA. Jerry Weintraub is set to produce.