*Back to acting, Jennifer Hudson is returning to the big screen for a new two-hour drama, “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

Critics say the singer turned actress is brilliant and shows a different, darker side.

She stars alongside Jordin Sparks as women facing the harsh conditions of inner city life in Brooklyn projects.

Written by Michael Starrburry and co-produced by Alicia Keys, “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” is a tale of survival through friendship between two young boys.

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