Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristen Davis, Giles Marini

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It's a bit of a sad day here at E! Online.

We just got confirmation that it doesn't look like our favorite Frenchman, Gilles Marini, will be reprising his role as Samantha Jones' very well-endowed Malibu neighbor in the follow-up to the Sex and the City movie.

"As far as I know, he will not be in the sequel," Marini's rep says.

The much anticipated SATC 2 begins shooting in a couple of weeks or so.

Marini, 33, has made no secret of wanting to return…

SATC writer and director Michael Patrick King not only sent Marini congratulatory text messages during his stint on Dancing With the Stars, he even attended one of the performance shows.

Marini told me of taking going shirtless during his paso doble with partner Cheryl Burke, "I said, 'Cheryl, I'm talking my shirt off. I want to show Michael I'm still in shape.' I know he is writing beautiful things lately, and maybe he could put me in one of his projects."

But it's not like Marini is sitting home waiting for a new gig. He's currently shooting a spot on Brothers & Sisters in which he plays a love interest to Sarah Walker (Rachel Griffiths).

"Call time 6 am. We are shooting at beautiful Disney ranch," Marini tweeted on Monday. "Never been there yet. I am ready."

Just two days before, he simply posted, "Rachel Griffiths = Brilliant."

He'll also pop up on next season's Nip/Tuck as the younger, bad-boy husband of Julia's mom, played by Vanessa Redgrave.

In addition to acting, Marini is also working on an album.


Check out what the fab four gals of Sex and the City will be missing without Gilles Marini around.

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