Jennifer Hudson Movie Role in ‘Mister and Pete’

Jennifer Hudson performs at the Taste of Chicago, Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

By// Mariah Craddick

Jennifer Hudson gets gritty in a new film titled The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, premiering at the Sundance Film Festival Jan. 25, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The drama, directed by George Tillman Jr. and executive produced by Alicia Keys, also features fellow American Idol alumnus Jordin Sparks. Both characters are described as “women put through the grinder of inner-city life.”

Skylan Brooks stars as 14-year-old “Mister” in the film with Hudson (Gloria) as his junkie mother. After the police apprehend his mother and he inadvertently becomes “big brother” to a nine-year-old Korean kid (Pete), Mister must fight for survival on the streets of Brooklyn ­– while dodging child protective services at the same time.

Read a full description of The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete over at Sundance.