This film retells the classic Nativity story from the a gospel musical version originally written by Langston Hughes. With an all-black cast lead by Oscar-winning actor, Forest Whitaker, this film is will be a must-see this holiday season.
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 his new friends, and with a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.
The film stars Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jacob Latimore, Jennifer Hudson, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Mary J. Blige, Nas, J. Mallory-McCree, and Tyrese Gibson and is set to release in November.