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'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete' - 2 clips from the Codeblack film

28 August 2013 5:20 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Watch new clips from George Tillman Jr.'s The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, starring Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, Anthony Mackie, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jennifer Hudson, Jeffrey Wright, Jordin Sparks, Julito McCullum and Adam Trese. Codeblack Films distributes the drama which opens October 11th, and is written by Michael Starrbury. Jana Edelbaum, Rachel Cohen, Bob Teitel and Tillman Jr. produce. 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 »

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Jennifer Hudson’s ‘Inevitable Defeat’ Gets U.S. Release

1 August 2013 7:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate’s Codeblack Films has set Oct. 11 for a limited release of “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister And Pete,”  starring Anthony MackieJennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks.

The drama, directed by George Tillman Jr., also stars Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, Jeffrey Wright and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Producers are Jana Edelbaum, Rachel Cohen, Tillman and Robert Teitel.

The film, which debuted at Sundance in January, turns on Hudson’s character being apprehended by police, leaving her 14-year-old son Mister and nine-year-old Pete lone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects.

The film also includes music by Alicia Keys, who is an exec producer.

Codeblack and Lionsgate have seen strong results for Kevin Hart’s “Let Me Explain,” which has grossed over $30 million domestically in less than 900 theaters. Variety reported on July 8 that Codeblack had acquired U.S. distribution rights to Forest Whitaker »

- Dave McNary

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