Monday, October 14, 2013

All Star Cast Speaks on 'Mister & Pete'

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete In Select Theaters Now - All Star Cast Speaks on Powerful Script

"Skylan Brooks gives an impressive, Oscar-nomination quality performance as Mister.." - Shirley Husar, The Washington Times

"The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" is a moving bit of mischief and mayhem that will break your heart, give you hope, make you laugh, possibly cry." - Betsey Sharkey, LA Times 

"Unique and Uplifting...Part coming of age movie, part survival story." - Zeba Blay, Indiewire

Made In Hollywood spoke with Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, George Tillman Jr. and breakout stars Ethan Dizon and Skylan Brooks about THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETEWatch the cast share details on preparing for their roles and why this story resonates with audiences worldwide!

Full Mister & Pete theater listings and tickets:

Alicia Keys presents "Better You, Better Me", original music from the film. Available now on iTunes.


From Codeblack Films and Lionsgate. During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister’s (Brooks) hard-living mother (Hudson) is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete (Dizon) alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects. Faced with more than any child can be expected to bear, the resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force against seemingly unmovable obstacles. But what really keeps the pair in the survival game is much more Mister’s vulnerability than his larger-than-life attitude.

THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE is a beautifully observed and tremendously moving film about salvation through friendship and the way transformation sometimes can happen just by holding on long enough. Director George Tillman, Jr. draws indelible performances from a fantastic cast, which includes Jordin Sparks, Golden Globe® and EMMY®Award winner Jeffrey Wright, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Anthony Mackie, and Golden Globe® and Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson, all led by Ethan Dizon and Skylan Brooks in a stunning breakout performance as Mister. The film also features new music by Alicia Keys.Codeblack Films and Lionsgate present an iDeal Partners / State Street production in association with Floren Shieh Productions / Archer Gray Productions / Cherry Sky Films / AKW Productions.

Running time: 108 Minutes

Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content
Codeblack Films / Lionsgate Entertainment

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