Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has joined Jennifer HudsonAnthony MackieJordin Sparks, and Jeffrey Wright, in George Tillman Jr.'s The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete

Tillman's State Street Pictures is teaming up with iDeal Partners for the drama, which stars Jennifer Hudson as a drug addict mother whose arrest forces her son and his best friend to fend for themselves.

The script was penned by Michael Starrbury, whose credits include the 2011 TV film Black Jack starring Ving Rhames, as well as a few shorts.

It's not yet known what roles the other actors will play in the film. But we'll know soon enough.

The film is being co-produced by Alicia Keys who co-starred with Hudson in The Secret Life of Bees.

Production began earlier this week in Brooklyn.

George Tillman Jr.'s director credits include 1997's Soul Food, 2000's Men of Honor with Robert Deniro and Cuba Gooding Jr., 2009's Notorious and 2010's Faster starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.