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Jennifer Hudson, Octavia Spencer To Star In Lifetime's 'Five 2'

Jennifer Hudson and Octavia Spencer signed on to star in the Lifetime anthology movie Five 2. The two have join the cast which include Melissa Leo and Sarah Hyland.

Five 2 chronicles the lives of various characters dealing with breast cancer. Like its first breast cancer-themed installment, Five 2 will consist of five short films featuring great talent both in front and behind the camera. The sequel will also tackle mental illness.

Those who are familiar with the series are probably aware that there is a different female in the industry who directed each of the five stories in Lifetime’s first breast cancer movie. The first Five starred Patricia Clarkson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Josh Holloway and Jennifer Morrison, among others, with directors including Patty Jenkins, Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys and Demi Moore. Aniston, Marta Kauffman, Kristin Hahn, Kevin Chioyand Francesca Silvestri will return to executive produce.

Hudson will next be seen on the second season of NBC’s Smash. I wonder if the award god will grant her with another prestigious accolade. After her handed out Oscar for Dream Girls, she may have an Emmy in her future.

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