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Caption This: A Bearded & Mohawked Anthony Mackie On George Tillman Jr.'s 'Inevitable Defeat' Set

by Tambay A. Obenson
July 31, 2012 10:22 AM
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Tarik Lowe, Anthony Mackie

Shooting is underway in Brooklyn, NYC for George Tillman Jr.'s The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete, which stars Adewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeJennifer HudsonAnthony MackieJordin Sparks, and Jeffrey Wright, in a drama that sees 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 play in the film, and what their relationships are. But we'll know soon enough, I'm sure.

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

Actor Tarik Lowe, whom I suppose we can now add as a cast member for the film, posted the above photo (on his Facebook page) of himself and a bearded, mohawked Anthony Mackie, on the Inevitable set.

The full photo follows below, and I'd say is begging for a caption (I think Mackie should do another movie just like this - an action movie, in which he plays a hero with a bad attitude):

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  • Kelea | August 2, 2012 12:15 AMReply

    On a more positive note, AntMac looks good!

  • ALM | July 31, 2012 10:48 PMReply

    "Dang, Mr. T lost a gang of weight!"

  • Clayton | July 31, 2012 12:55 PMReply

    Fort Greene or Marcy projects in the background? Looks familiar.

  • Logic | July 31, 2012 11:53 AMReply

    Rick Ross discovers Pilates? On second thought, I shall caption this 'Pass'. "A drug addicted (single) black mother gets arrested and her son has to fend for himself"? Eaux. What's the premise for "Red Hook Summer"? A black mother shirks her son off on the grandfather he's never met and said son has to fend for himself in the wilds of the red hook projects? Maybe if some of the cats creating these flicks actually grew up/resided in the BK I've known all my life, they wouldn't feel the need to paint the same trite portraits of it and its black residents. I'm really getting tired of out of touch black folks creating these sensationalized, overindulgent, and uninformed depictions of what they know not. And I'm even more tired of black (male) directors/screenwriters throwing black women under double decker sized buses of negative stereotypes (see: Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry, etc.) and passing it off as storytelling.

  • Kelea | August 2, 2012 12:14 AM

    Upon reading this entry that's exactly what stuck out to me. Where is the female presence here? The female voice. It's always the same type of downtrodden black woman. This terrible stereotype. Let me guess Jordin's role, love interest huh? And nothing against Jennifer Hudson or Jordin Sparks (who I haven't seen act yet) I find it odd that there aren't female actors first types here. It's probably for the best so that I don't have to see Aunjanue Ellis, Kimberly Elise, or one of the other underrated black actresses take yet another role that doesn't live up to the full potential of their abilities. Good points and funny read Logic.

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  • Rane | July 31, 2012 5:23 PM

    Logic!! OMG You took the words right out of my mouth!!!! So damn tired of the same ol same ol... There's a whole other black Brooklyn... I will NEVER do a film about these worn out stereotypes.

  • guyver | July 31, 2012 11:18 AMReply

    Uhhmmm... did Rick Ross Loose weight, or is that Anthony Mackie.

  • AccidentalVisitor | July 31, 2012 10:38 AMReply

    It looks like he is playing James Harden.

  • serpico | July 31, 2012 10:59 AM

    Haha, that's what I was immediately going to post.

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