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

Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright also star in film

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‘s thriller “Repentance” for release by Lionsgate in the early spring.

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