Black Nativity, or if you prefer – an upcoming holliday musical drama, doesn’t look bad at all. And that’s exactly what you’re going to see if you check out the first teaser trailer for the whole thing. As you probably remember, the movie is a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes‘ celebrated play of the same name, but – with some seriously good cast on board. Whitaker, Bassett and Hudson, what else can you wish for? Head inside to take a look…
Written and directed by Kasi Lemmons, the movie stars Jennifer Hudson as a single mother named Naima who sends her teen son Langston (played by Jacob Latimore) to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives in New York City.
Those relatives, named Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs, are played by Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett, and the rest of the story goes like this:
Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs’ rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima. 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.
Beside the above mentioned names, the rest of Black Nativity cast includes Tyrese Gibson, Nas, Mary J. Blige and Luke James and the movie is set to open on November 27th, 2013.