With music stars such as Jennifer Hudson, Luke James, Mary J. Blige, Jacob Latimore, and Tyrese among the cast of the 1967 remake of Langston Hughes’ holiday musical “Black Nativity,” R&B is showing up and showing out!
Academy-Award winner J-Hud portrays a single mother to Jacob Latimore’s character Langston, who is sent to Baltimore to spend Christmas with his grandparents. Jennifer sings “Silent Night” as one of the musical’s pieces. Luke James plays JoJo, a homeless man awaiting the birth of his child with his girlfriend Maria. Others in the film include rap vet Nas, Angela Bassett, and Forest Whitaker.
Now get a peek of what R&B’s brightest stars are bringing to the table in “Black Nativity” with the trailer below. The film is slated to hit theaters on November 27.
It’s the holiday season and what better way to get into the spirit of it than with a movie? Black Nativity, starring Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige and more is set to release this November and has just released its trailer teaser! It’s sure to be an amazing film that will have us all singing along – so read on for more details about this exciting upcoming movie.
The Trailer Teaser: Fans are in for a treat as ‘Black Nativity’ looks set to bring the festive cheer with its stunning soundtrack featuring original music from Grammy Award winning artists like Mary J. Blige. Along with an incredible cast including Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and Jacob Latimore – there promises to be something for everyone in this musical drama. The story follows teenage Langston (Latimore) who travels from Baltimore to New York City over Christmas break where he meets his estranged grandparents played by Whitaker and Bassett. As he searches for answers about his family history, Langston finds himself caught up in their spiritual journey through song that ultimately lead him back home.
A Must-See This Holiday Season: With such a talented ensemble cast accompanied by beautiful music – we’re certain that ‘Black Nativity’ won’t disappoint when it hits theaters just in time for Thanksgiving weekend. So mark your calendars now because you don’t want to miss out on witnessing this heartwarming story unfold!
Overview Of ‘Black Nativity’
Black Nativity is an upcoming musical drama film directed by Kasi Lemmons and starring Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige, Forrest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson and Nas. The movie follows a young woman from Baltimore who travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with her estranged family. Through music and dance, she discovers the true meaning of faith, healing and family.
The soundtrack includes original songs featuring a mix of both contemporary gospel and classic hymns as well as new versions of traditional carols. It also features collaborations between some of today’s hottest artists such as Jennifer Hudson & Keb’ Mo’, Mali Music & Faith Evans and Fantasia & Ledisi.
With its star-studded cast and uplifting message about faith and reconciliation, Black Nativity promises to be an inspiring holiday experience for all ages. So check out the trailer teaser above to get a sneak peek at what’s in store!
Cast And Crew
Black Nativity features an impressive cast of Hollywood’s brightest stars. Jennifer Hudson plays the lead role of Naima, a former Baltimorean who travels to New York City for the holiday season. Jacob Latimore and Tyrese Gibson co-star as Langston and Jay respectively, her two cousins from Brooklyn. Mary J. Blige is Reverend Cornell, the gospel singer leading the church choir while Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett portray Naima’s grandparents who she reconnects with during her stay in NYC. Nas also appears in a supporting role as Pastor Dinero, Rev. Cornell’s husband.
The film was written by Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou) and directed by music video director Terence Nicholson (Rihanna “Where Have You Been?”). The soundtrack includes original songs featuring some of today’s biggest names such as Jennifer Hudson & Keb’ Mo’, Mali Music & Faith Evans and Fantasia & Ledisi amongst others.
With its star-studded cast, uplifting message about faith and reconciliation, plus a stunning musical score featuring both classic hymns and contemporary gospel numbers, Black Nativity promises to be an inspiring movie experience this holiday season!
In conclusion, ‘Black Nativity’ looks to be a special holiday movie. With an all-star cast and crew that includes Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J Blige and more, the film is sure to delight moviegoers this Christmas season. The trailer gives us a glimpse of what’s in store: A heartwarming story about family love, faith, resilience and redemption.
I’m excited to see this uplifting tale come alive onscreen. I think it will be inspiring for viewers of all ages – reminding us of the importance of faith during difficult times. It also looks like there will be some incredible musical performances as well! I can’t wait to hear Jennifer Hudson sing her rendition of “Silent Night” in the film.
Overall, ‘Black Nativity’ has me feeling hopeful for the holidays. Its message of hope and joy should bring people together this year and make us remember why we celebrate Christmas in the first place – with faith in our hearts no matter what life throws at us.