Jordin Sparks Talks THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE, Filming LEFT BEHIND with Nicolas Cage, IN THE HEIGHTS on Broadway, and More

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From director George Tillman Jr., the indie drama The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete tells the story of 13-year-old Mister (Skylan Brooks).  When his hard-living mother (Jennifer Hudson) is apprehended by the police, Mister and his 9-year-old friend Pete (Ethan Dizon) are left alone to forage for food and dodge Child Protective Services while trying to stay alive in the Brooklyn projects.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress/singer Jordin Sparks (who plays Mister’s friend, Alice) talked about how she auditioned for this role, what made her want to be a part of telling this story, how she viewed her character, how Alice’s fate in the original script was different from what it is in the film now, and her own support system.  She also talked about the key to maintaining success in this business, working on Left Behind, a film with Nicolas Cage about the rapture, how memorable her time was on Broadway, doing In the Heights, shooting an upcoming episode of CSI, and keeping a balance between her acting and singing careers.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Ellen Page to Star in QUEEN & COUNTRY; John Leguizamo to Play Pablo Escobar in KING OF COCAINE; Lea Thompson Joins THE LEFT BEHIND Reboot

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A few casting notices:

  • Ellen Page is in negotiations to star as a British spy in the comic book adaptation Queen & Country.  Fox sees franchise potential.
  • John Leguizamo will play drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in the biopic King of Cocaine, taking over after Oscar Isaac dropped out.
  • Lea Thompson joins Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, and Jordin Sparks in Left Behind, an adaptation of the popular post-apocalyptic Christian books.

Details on each project after the jump.

Nicolas Cage to Star in LEFT BEHIND Reboot?! [Update: Vic Armstrong May Direct Possible Trilogy]

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When I think about actors I would want to lead a group of survivors after the cataclysmic events of the Rapture, I think of Kirk Cameron Nicolas Cage.  It looks like Paul LaLonde and his Stoney Lake Entertainment had the same thing in mind as Cage is in negotiations with the faith-based production company to topline a new Left Behind reboot.   Based on the bestselling book series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, three previous movies were produced, all starring Kirk Cameron as one of many left behind when the Rapture occurs and all of Christ’s believers are transported to Heaven.  It looks like Cage will be taking over that role in the reboot.  South Park is going to have a field day.  Hit the jump for more. 

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