‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete’ Trailer: Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie and Skylan Brooks star in gritty drama

'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete' Poster

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The first trailer for Code Black’s gritty drama The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete has debuted online.

Led by Jennifer Hudson and Anthony Mackie, the film is described as “a beautifully observed and tremendously moving film about salvation through friendship and the way transformation sometimes can happen just by holding on long enough.”

During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister’s (Skylan Brooks) hard-living mother (Hudson) is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete (Ethan 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 film also stars Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Julito McCullum.

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete opens in select theaters on October 11.

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