Jennifer Hudson moves to 'City'
Oscar winner cast for bigscreen adaptation
By DAVE MCNARY
"Dreamgirls" Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of New Line's "Sex and the City: The Movie."
Hudson, who's in final negotiations, will portray the assistant to Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw. Pic revolves around the lives of the four main "Sex and the City" characters, four years after the time frame of the finale of the HBO series, which wrapped its six-year run in 2004.
Pic will begin shooting in New York on Sept. 19.
Hudson recently completed work on the drama "Winged Creatures."
Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Chris Noth have signed to reprise their roles, and Michael Patrick King, skein's longtime creative leader and exec producer, is set to write and direct.
The film will be produced by King with Parker, John Melfi and Darren Star, who created the series, based on autobiographical columns penned by Candace Bushnell.