'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,' a dramatic film featuring Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks and Anthony Mackie in addition to a few others, is set to open in select theaters on Oct. 11. The trailer shows just how dramatic circumstances are in the flick.

The trailer centers around the disappearance of Hudson's character, who plays a drug-addicted prostitute. Her child, 14-year-old Mister, has to struggle for food, avoid child protection services and fight other variables to survive in the Brooklyn projects. He's joined by the abandoned 9-year-old Pete. The duo are played by Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon, respectively.

Mister has big dreams, but close to nothing goes his or Pete's way throughout this entire trailer. He manages to get dissed by a pimp his mother works for, gets told his mother is on her way to jail and gets himself into a physical altercation. A movie title that includes 'The Inevitable Defeat' doesn't exactly foreshadow a Disney-esque resolution to their problems either.

The project is a 2013 Sundance Film Festival selection directed by George Tillman, Jr. ('Soul Food') and co-produced by Alicia Keys. 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete' also features new music from the songstress as well.