Black Nativity - Teaser Trailer
Director Kasi LemmonsYear 2013Genre(s) Musical
Langston Hughes is a street-smart teenager whose life gets complicated when his beloved mother, with whom he lives alone, gets handed an eviction notice from their Baltimore home as the Christmas holidays approach. In a bid to get her life sorted and spare her son as much pain as possible, his mother sends Langston to live with her strait-laced parents, Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs who he has never before had the chance to meet, in Harlem, New York. Things don't get any easier with his grandfather's rules restricting his life and he winds up getting into even more trouble and becomes desperate to return to his mother. However, with a few devoted new friends and help from a guardian angel, this might just turn out to be the best Christmas ever.
'Black Nativity' is the modern adaptation of the play by Langston Hughes ('Cora Unashamed', 'Way Down South'). It is co-written and directed by Kasi Lemmons ('The Caveman's Valentine', 'Talk to Me') and tells the story of Christ in a much more relevant context. With lessons of life, love, peace and family, this musical drama is set to be a touching film for the winter season. It's due to be released just in time too on December 6th 2013.
Starring: Jacob Latimore, Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Tyrese Gibson, Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Nas, Rotimi, Chris Nunez, Henry Hunter Hall, Samantha Gelnaw, Naeem Uzimann, Alexander Blaise, Tommy Bayiokos