×

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.

More Film

  • Remi Bonhomme

    Marrakech Film Festival Taps Cannes Exec Remi Bonhomme as Artistic Director

    Remi Bonhomme, a leading force behind Cannes’ Critics Week, has been appointed artistic director of the Marrakech Film Festival and its industry conference, the Atlas Workshops. In recent years, Bonhomme successfully headed the Atlas Workshops, a platform dedicated to supporting the cinema of the African continent and the Arab world, where he was also part [...]

  • A Stasi Comedy

    Picture Tree Intl. Picks Up Leander Haussmann's 'A Stasi Comedy' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Berlin-based Picture Tree International (PTI) has acquired global sales rights to Leander Haussmann’s highly anticipated East German laffer “A Stasi Comedy.” Set in the early 1980s, the film centers on East Germany’s infamous state security service, the Staatssicherheitsdienst or Stasi, and young agent Ludger, played by David Kross (“Balloon,” “The Reader”), who is sent to [...]

  • Berlin: Media Luna Acquires Horror Thriller

    Berlin: Media Luna Acquires Horror Thriller 'Blood-Red Ox' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Sales agent Media Luna New Films has acquired international rights to Rodrigo Bellott’s horror thriller “Blood-Red Ox.” Bellott directed Bolivia’s Academy Award entries “Sexual Dependency” and “Tu Me Manques,” and was the producer behind Jim Mickle’s U.S. remake of Mexican horror hit “We Are What We Are.” In “Blood-Red Ox,” which is in post-production, a [...]

  • Parasite Movie

    'Parasite' Enjoys Record Box Office Boost After Oscar Wins

    Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” is reaping box office riches after its groundbreaking Oscar best picture win. The twisted South Korean thriller collected $5.5 million over the weekend, an exceptional 234% increase in ticket sales and the biggest post-Oscar boost for a best picture winner in the past decade. In the seven days since the Academy [...]

  • Nikita Pearl Waligwa

    Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Actor in Disney's 'Queen of Katwe,' Dies at 15

    Nikita Pearl Waligwa, an actor who appeared in Disney’s biographical drama “Queen of Katwe,” has died, according to BBC and the Ugandan newspaper Daily Monitor. She was 15. Waligwa had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016 and seemed to recover a year later. However, in 2019, another tumor was found. “Queen of Katwe” [...]

  • James Marsden and Sonic (Ben Schwartz)

    'Sonic the Hedgehog' Dominates Box Office With Mighty $57 Million Debut

    Paramount’s family film “Sonic the Hedgehog” ignited over Presidents’ Day weekend with $57 million in North America and $100 million globally, the biggest showing ever for a video game adaptation. “Sonic” is expected to earn $68-70 million through Monday, one of the best results for the holiday weekend. The better-than-expected start is even more notable [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content