Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Hudson, Jeffrey Wright and Jordin Sparks are to lead the cast of The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete.
George Tillman Jr (Faster, Notorious, Soul Food) is directing Michael Starrbury’s script, about two inner city youths left to fend for themselves after their mothers are apprehended by the authorities. The actors playing the two young leads have yet to be confirmed, but Deadline report production is already underway in Brooklyn.
Mackie and Wright previously starred together in 2004’s The Manchurian Candidate. The Hurt Locker star Mackie is tipped to play Falcon in Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, and has just wrapped Pain and Gain for Michael Bay. He’ll next be seen in Gangster Squad.
Character actor Wright recently popped up in Source Code and The Ides of March, and recently shot Broken City with Mark Wahlberg. American Idol winner Sparks will be seen in Sparkle, starring the late Whitney Houston, while fellow Idol success-story Hudson follows up her acclaimed film debut Dreamgirls with an appearance in The Three Stooges, and the drama Lullaby with Garrett Hedlund.