'Black Nativity': Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker talk Harlem-set holiday musical — EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK VIDEO
insidemovies.ew.com It’s been a long time since there’s been a truly great Christmas musical on the big screen, and Black Nativity.
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In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated play, the holiday musical drama BLACK NATIVITY follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs’ rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.

"Black Nativity" stars Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Jacob Latimore, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Nasir Jones, and Tyrese Gibson.

Directed by Kasi Lemmons.
Written by Kasi Lemmons.
Production company/distributor: Fox Searchlight.

Release Date: November 27, 2013

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