Posted by | Ray Cornelius
The first poster for Codeblack Films’ coming of age story, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, has been released. The movie, which stars Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson and produced by Alicia Keys, opens with limited release on October 11.
As previously reported, the Sundance film follows Hudson as a drug addict mother whose arrest forces her son, Mister and his best friend, Pete to fend for themselves on the mean streets of Brooklyn.
Below is the official synopsis of the film, according to Indie Wire:
During a sweltering summer in New York City, 14-year-old Mister’s hard-living mother is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete 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.
Rounding out the cast are newcomer Skylan Brooks as Mister along with Idol alum Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Ethan Dizon as Pete.
Take a look at the full poster below: