Sex And The City's creator DARREN STARR has snatched up author Candace Bushnell's latest novel - in a bid to repeat the TV show's success.

The 43-year-old producer has bought the rights to Lipstick Jungle from the real-life CARRIE BRADSHAW, whose novel inspired the seminal HBO series, and has begun adapting the work for the small screen.

Production will start next year (06) on the story which revolves round three powerful New York women - a fashion editor, a fashion designer and a producer.