Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Anthony Mackie Cast in "Inevitable Defeat of Mister And Pete" Film
24 Jul 2012
Photo by Nathan Beckner
Tony Award winner Jeffrey Wright and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson are among the cast of the upcoming film "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister And Pete," according to Deadline.com.
Wright, a Tony Award winner for Angels in America, and Hudson, who won the Oscar for her performance in the movie musical "Dreamgirls," will be joined by Jordin Sparks (In the Heights) and Anthony Mackie (A Behanding in Spokane, Drowning Crow). George Tillman Jr. will direct.
The film, penned by Michael Starrbury, follows two inner-city youths who must fend for themselves after their mothers are taken away by the authorities. Production on the State Street Pictures and iDeal Partners film recently began in Brooklyn.
Rachel Cohen and Jana Edelbaum are producing with Bob Teitel and Tillman. Alicia Keys and Susan Lewis are executive producers.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.