State Street Pictures has teamed with iDeal Partners on The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete. The George Tillman Jr-directed film stars Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, and Anthony Mackie. Michael Starrbury wrote the script, which follows two inner-city youths left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities. Production began today in Brooklyn.
iDeal’s Rachel Cohen and Jana Edelbaum are producing with State Street’s Bob Teitel and Tillman. Alicia Keys is executive producer with Susan Lewis. Tillman, Teitel, Starburry, Sparks, and Wright are all repped by CAA, while Mackie is with UTA and Inspire Entertainment. Hudson is repped by CAA and AGPS Management.