Jennifer Hudson in Sex and the City


Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) has joined the cast of New Line’s Sex and the City: The Movie.

Hudson will portray the assistant to Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw. The film 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.

The movie will begin shooting in New York on Sept. 19.

Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Chris Noth have signed to reprise their roles, and Michael Patrick King, the series’ longtime creative leader and executive producer, is set to write and direct.