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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Jennifer Hudson Stars In the Sundance Drama, THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE [CLIP]

Jennifer Hudson is really starting to make a name for herself in the indie film circuit. She plays the title role in Winnie Mandela  (in theaters Friday) and also headlines THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE (heading to theaters next month). In the latter, directed by George Tillman Jr (Soul Food), the Oscar winner has a meaty role as a drug addicted prostitute and mother of a young child, trying to make ends meet in Brooklyn. 

Hudson is joined by an all-star cast, including Jeffrey Wright, Jordin Sparks, Anthony Mackie, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (most known for his TV roles on Lost and Oz). They're led by the movie's two youngest stars, who play the titular characters, Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon. Singer/Songwriter Alicia Keys co-produced the project and contributes to its soundtrack. First time feature writer Michael Starrbury penned the film. 

More on the film:

From Codeblack Films and Lionsgate. During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister’s (Brooks) hard-living mother (Hudson) is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete (Dizon) alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects. Faced with more than any child can be expected to bear, the resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force against seemingly unmovable obstacles. But what really keeps the pair in the survival game is much more Mister’s vulnerability than his larger-than-life attitude.

THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE is a beautifully observed and tremendously moving film about salvation through friendship and the way transformation sometimes can happen just by holding on long enough. Director George Tillman, Jr. draws indelible performances from a fantastic cast, which includes Jordin Sparks, Golden Globe® and EMMY®Award winner Jeffrey Wright, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Anthony Mackie, and Golden Globe® and Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson, all led by Ethan Dizon and Skylan Brooks in a stunning breakout performance as Mister. The film also features new music by Alicia Keys.Codeblack Films and Lionsgate present an iDeal Partners / State Street production in association with Floren Shieh Productions / Archer Gray Productions / Cherry Sky Films / AKW Productions.

Running time: 108 Minutes
Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content

Codeblack Films / Lionsgate Entertainment

Watch the newest clip from THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE and check out the trailer further below:

THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE is in select theaters October 11th. 


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