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Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson will join the cast of the film version of Sex And The City - as Carrie Bradshaw's assistant, it has been reported. The Dreamgirls star is in final negotiations to join Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon for the long-awaited movie version of the sassy, Emmy Award-winning HBO comedy, according to industry publication Variety. Filming for Sex and the City is due to begin next week. Fellow TV show star Chris Noth is slated to reprise his role as Mr. Big, though none of the other male love interests for the characters have been confirmed. »
In July, the show's four leads, including Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, came aboard for the film after New Line Cinema agreed to finance and distribute it. 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.
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. »
TORONTO -- Mark Heller's Moroccan thriller "The Passage" and David Ross' "The Babysitters" are to unspool next month at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of its Discovery program, organizers said Thursday.
David Ross is making his directorial debut with "The Babysitters", a drama he wrote about a 16-year-old girl (Katherine Waterston) who turns her babysitting service into a call-girl ring for married men after starting an affair with a customer. John Leguizamo, Cynthia Nixon, Denis O'Hare and Andy Comeau round out the cast.
Festival co-director Noah Cowan said both "Passage" and "Babysitters" are certain to strike a chord with buyers in Toronto as will "The World Unseen", a British-South African co-production from Shamim Sarif that stars Lisa Ray ("Water") and is set in 1950's South Africa.
"Among the Discovery films this year, there are films that will introduce the world to some of the most significant talent in cinema over the next 10 years," Cowan said, adding that the sidebar will have art house and commercially minded films for distributors. »
The long-awaited Sex and the City TV movie has been green-lighted and will start shooting this autumn. Actress Kim Cattrall, who stalled and then axed plans to make the project in 2005 over salary issues, has reportedly agreed to make the one-off film, which follows the four leading lady characters from the hit TV series. Her new deal includes a better salary and a future series deal with U.S. cable channel HBO, according to trade magazine Daily Variety. HBO aired the original Sex and the City series and the cable channel will also back the movie. The Sex and the City film will be directed by the series' longtime director Michael Patrick King, based on a new script he wrote. The project will reunite the TV show's stars, Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. There are no other casting details available. Sex and the City was a ratings winner and critical success during its TV run between 1998 and 2004, when the last episode aired. »
If you're a fan of the 1998-2004 series Sex and the City, you know that rumors of a big-screen reunion have been around for a long time -- even before the HBO series concluded. It now looks like it will really happen and, unlike most TV-to-movie adaptations, this one could actually be good!
Following two years of negotiations, series stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon have all now been signed to resume their trademark roles. In addition, Sex's longtime executive producer Michael Patrick King has written the feature script and will direct. King will co-produce along with Parker, John Melfi and Darren Star. You may recall that Star created the sitcom based on work of New York Observer columnist Candace Bushnell. New Line Cinema is expected to finance and distribute the picture.
A film version was in the works prior to the series' finale but »
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