Break-out star Jennifer Hudson has landed a role in the forthcoming ‘Sex In The City’ movie:
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of “Sex and the City: The Movie” for New Line Cinema, which begins filming next week in New York.
Hudson will play “Louise,” the assistant to Sarah Jessica Parker’s “Carrie Bradshaw” in the film based on the hit HBO comedy series.
The movie revolves around the four main characters’ lives in Manhattan four years after the series ended.
Hudson, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for “Dreamgirls,” recently completed production on Rowan Woods’ ensemble drama “Winged Creatures” starring Kate Beckinsale, Forrest Whitaker, Jackie Earle Haley and Dakota Fanning. Sony is distributing the film.
The former “American Idol” contestant is also in the studio working on her debut album for Arista Records, due for release in the first quarter of 2008.
Though the role doesn’t seem to be major, I can’t fault Jennifer for taking it. She’s really working overtime to establish herself beyond her ‘Dreamgirls’ success; starring in two films, alongside recording her long-awaited album. More power to her.