Mark Isham is teaming up with singer/songwriter Alicia Keys to score the upcoming drama The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete. The film is directed by George Tillman Jr. and stars Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Anthony Mackie, Jeffrey Wright, Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon. The movie follows two boys in Brooklyn who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities. Keys is also executive producing the project. Michael Starrbury has written the screenplay and Jana Edelbaum (The Answer Man), Rachel Cohen (Dirty Girl) and Bob Teitel (Barbershop, Faster) are producing. Tillman Jr. has previously collaborated with Isham on the Robert De Niro-starring drama Men of Honor. The director’s other musical collaborators include Danny Elfman (Notorious) and Clint Mansell (Faster). The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

As previously reported, Isham is also scoring Brian Helgeland’s 42 starring Chadwick Boseman & Harrison Ford and Frank Darabont’s upcoming TNT original series L.A. Noir. The composer is also writing the music for ABC’s Once Upon a Time, which is currently in its second season.