Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson will join actors Jeffrey Wright and Anthony Mackie and singer-turned-actress Jordin Sparks in the forthcoming motion picture drama, “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister And Pete.”
According to Deadline.com, the film, which is directed by George Tillman Jr. and produced by Alicia Keys, will tell the story of two inner-city kids who are forced to care for themselves after their mothers are taken away by authorities.
Hudson’s involvement in the film comes just weeks after the former “American Idol” finalist announced her role as a Broadway star in the upcoming season of the television musical drama series “Smash.”
“It’s just the perfect opportunity,” she said during a interview with the Associated Press. “It’s gonna be challenging, and I’m a little bit intimidated to play this big Broadway star, but it’s gonna be a great experience. I can’t wait to get started.”
Production for the movie began today in Brooklyn.