mr pete*“The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete,” the coming-of-age story of two abandoned and scared boys trying to survive in New York City, will open on October 11 in limited release, Lionsgate announced today.

Directed by George Tillman Jr., the film stars Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Anthony Mackie and Jennifer Hudson. Michael Starrbury penned the script.

The film will go up against Sony/Columbia’s “Captain Phillips” and Open Road’s “Machete Kills” which are opening wide, reports Relativity’s “Romeo And Juliet,” Buena Vista’s “The Fifth Estate” and Radius/TWC’s “All The Boys Love Mandy Lane” are also set to bow on that date.

Watch a clip from the film below.