First Look: Jordin Sparks and Jennifer Hudson Star in Moving ‘Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete’

Jordin Sparks and Jennifer Hudson join Anthony Mackie and Jeffrey Wright in the forthcoming movie "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete."

Slated for theatrical release in October, the movie, penned by Michael Starrbury and co-produced by Alicia Keys, follows the lives of 14 year old Mister and nine year old Pete, who are left on their own after Mister's mother, played by Jennifer Hudson, is apprehended by police.

"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," reports Code Black.

Watch the trailer below: