Jen Hudson Joins “Sex and the City”


And I am telling you: “Dreamgirls” Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (pictured here) 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. In July, the show’s four leads, including Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, came aboard for the film after years of collectively resisting the idea. Chris Noth also joined the cast to reprise his role as “Mr. Big.”

The movie revolves around the four main characters’ lives in Manhattan four years after the series ended. I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about how the movie is a terrible idea and why can’t they let a good thing alone. Well, maybe the film will be dead on arrival. On the other hand, “Sex and the City” is a global brand of enormous proportions, which more than any celebrity phenomenon (and that includes Rudy “Vote for me I cleaned up New York City” Giuliani) helped restore Manhattan to its former reputation as an isle of joy. By all means, bet against this movie artistically; don’t be dumb enough to bet against it commercially.

One other thing: did they have to make the black girl an assistant? Will she have to be “sassy,” too?

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