When the anticipated big screen adaptation of "Black Nativity" arrives in theaters, you will see R&B singer/songwriter Luke James making his acting debut alongside Tyrese (Gibson), Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker and more.
"The movie is about redemption and love, reality to dreams. It’s a little trippy, but it’s great. It has a great message," James shared in a recent interview.
Based on the Langston Hughes musical, "Black Nativity" has a unique take on the Christmas holiday and it will feature Luke James as JoJo, a homeless man, that is expecting a child with his girlfriend, Maria.
"I'm delighted to be a part of something I feel is going to be classic," James told NOLA of his role in the film.
As previously reported, Luke James is working on his debut album, a set that is just about complete and is expected to be available later this year. The album and the movie follow a lengthy journey for the talented singer, who had signed a deal with J Records in 2006, as one-half of the duo Luke & Q. That deal eventually fell apart, but James has gone on to perform with major acts like Beyonce and has also performed on major platforms such as BET Honors.
Looking back over his journey thus far, Luke James says there were moments of doubt.
"I always felt there was something more for me to do. I always felt that way, even living in New Orleans. I had moments of doubt, but I always had faith that this was what I was here to do. It’s all I know. It’s all I want to know," says James.
Luke James' debut album is due for release later this year. "Black Nativity" is currently in production.