Fox Searchlight Calls Off October Start for 'Black Nativity' Amid Trouble Casting Male Lead
feedproxy.google.com Laurence Fishburne and Samuel L. Jackson are among several actors who have passed on the musical project, which features Jennifer Hudson and Angela Bassett in supporting roles.
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Black Nativity Synopsis and Credits

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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