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Skylan Brooks And Ethan Dizon: Oscar Worthy Performances In ‘The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Pete’



George Tillman’s upcoming film, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete has already developed Oscar buzz thanks to the performances by an incredible cast.

Jennifer Hudson, who plays a drug addicted mother steps it up in this drama, diving right into the role of a junkie who leaves her son behind for an entire summer. But it’s the performances by Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon who play Mister and Pete that critics are really praising.

HipHollywood was on red carpet during the Los Angeles premiere of the film where we caught up with cast and crew, including Jordin Sparks who raved about her two young co-stars.

“You have to look out for these boys. They’re absolutely incredible. I learned so much from them, and it was amazing to work with them,” she said.

Director George Tillman also shared with HipHollywood how incredible the young boys are. “These kids were great because they were real serious about their craft. I’m really proud of their performances, they killed it in the movie and you believe them one hundred percent all the way through,” Tillman explained.

The boys were full of life during the premiere, smiling from ear to ear as they talked about their characters in the film“I play Pete in the movie, and he’s kind of shy and smart like me, and he asks a lot of questions. He really bonds with Mister when he finds someone he could trust. He just wants to be loved,” Ethan explained.

“I play Mister. I’m an aspiring actor, I want to become an actor and leave the projects and become something of myself,” Skylan said. He added, “Working with Jennifer, it was amazing. She was really in her character, so we didn’t really have a chance to talk a lot on on one.”

The Hollywood Black Film Festival ended its powerful, week-long event with the premiere of the film which also stars Anthony Mackie and Jeffrey Wright. Adding to the list of big names connected with the film, Alicia Keys, who executive produced and created the score for the dramatic film.

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  1. LaTarsha Gage

    October 29, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    The two kids both did a good job in the movie. When having an Oscar worthy performance it’s about transformation, and she did an excellent job portraying a prostitute. She play a critical role of being somebody else other than being herself. When she had played Effie in Dreamgirls , and she had played a role other than her normal self.

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Dwyane Wade On New Heartfelt Documentary: It’s A Story “I Never Got A Chance To Tell As A Kid”



It’s been an epic week for Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union.

It first started with one of the biggest trades of the year with Wade returning back to Miami to finish the rest of the season with the Heat. “I was happy,” Wade told us on Thursday night about the trade.

He added, “The journey of the NBA took me to Chicago, it took me to Cleveland, but it also brought me back to Miami; a place from a basketball sense birthed me.”

Days following the big NBA announcement, the lovebirds then celebrated the release of Dwyane’s documentary, Shot in the Dark, which the NBA champion produced alongside Chance the Rapper.

The film follows the Orr Academy High School basketball team on Chicago’s Westside. Throughout the documentary, cameras capture the journey of individual athletes trying to make it to the NBA despite growing up in the violent streets of Chicago.

During the screening, Wade also opened up to HipHollywood about why the project was near and dear to his heart. “It’s home,” the Chicago native said. “I jumped on board right away because it’s a story being told that I never got a chance to tell as a kid. To be able to shed some positive light on a tough, dark situation for us was big.”

Union added, “I’m so proud. Coming up on Hoop Dreams … It explores so many other topics that are critical to kids in Chicago.”

As for whether or not D-Wade picked up some advice from his TV star boo, not quite. When asked what tips Union gave Wade ahead of the project, the actress told us, “None. You have to learn. Humility and school of hard knocks. Things are not going to go your way and you have to learn through experience just like the rest of us.”

Check out the documentary on February 24 on Fox Sports.

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