Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, and Jennifer Hudson Join ‘Black Nativity’

Kasi Lemmons is directing this musical adaptation of Langston Hughes' libretto about a teenage boy who spends Christmas in Harlem.
BY |
Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, and Jennifer Hudson Join ‘Black Nativity’

Forest Whitaker joins Black NativitiyForest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, and Jennifer Hudson have signed on to star in the musical adaptation Black Nativity for director Kasi Lemmons.

The story is adapted from the Langston Hughes libretto that was turned into a Broadway musical in 1961. The plot follows a Baltimore teenage boy who is sent to Harlem to spend Christmas with the grandparents he never met. Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett will play the boy's grandparents, with Jennifer Hudson playing the single mother who had a falling out with her reverend father after becoming pregnant. Forest Whitaker is also set to play multiple characters during the nativity sequence.

Kasi Lemmons will direct from her own adapted screenplay, with William Horberg, Celine Rattray, Galt Niederhoffer, and Daniela Taplin Lundberg producing. Production is scheduled to run from January to March in New York City.

Black Nativity was released November 27th, 2013.

Best of the Web

Want to join the discussion?

Facebook Twitter

    Popular Stories

    Transformers 5: What We Know

    Transformers 5: What We Know

    Paramount is planning a huge shared universe for ‘Transformers’, with ‘Transformers 5’ set to kick things in motion.

    By B. Alan Orange | 1 week ago

    7.8k Shares6 Comments

    Stallone Returns as Rocky in ‘Creed’ Trailer

    Stallone Returns as Rocky in ‘Creed’ Trailer

    Michael B. Jordan plays the son of Apollo Creed, who gets training from Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa in the first ‘Creed’ trailer.

    By Brian Gallagher | 3 days ago

    4.2k Shares6 Comments

    Latest Headlines

    Is ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Already Shooting?

    Is ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Already Shooting?

    A New report claims production is already under way at London's Pinewood Studios on ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’, with details on the scenes being shot.

    By Brian Gallagher | 9 hours ago

    27 Shares0 Comments

    Around the Web

    Popular Movies