09/11/2007 AT 08:10 AM EDT
In her first major role since her Oscar-winning performance in Dreamgirls
, Jennifer Hudson is joining the cast of Sex and the City: The Movie
The singer and actress, 25, will portray the assistant to Sarah Jessica Parker
's shoe-obsessed character Carrie Bradshaw, and is in final negotiations with the movie's producers about details of her role, Variety
The movie, which is scheduled to start shooting in New York Sept. 19, revolves around the lives of the four main SATC
characters played by Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, who are all reprising their roles
. Chris Noth also joined the cast to play Mr. Big again. The HBO TV hit wrapped its six-year run in 2004.
Hudson is also in the studio working on her debut album, and is in the upcoming crime drama Winged Creatures
opposite Kate Beckinsale
and Forest Whitaker.