Tyrese Gibson Joins ‘Black Nativity’

Kasi Lemmons directs this musical about a young Baltimore boy spending Christmas with his grandparents in Harlem.
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Tyrese Gibson Joins ‘Black Nativity’

Tyrese Gibson joins Black NativityTyrese Gibson has signed on to star in Black Nativity for writer-director Kasi Lemmons. We reported in November that Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, and Angela Bassett have joined the cast.

The project is based on the Langston Hughes libretto that was adapted into a Broadway musical in 1961. The story follows a young boy from Baltimore, who spends Christmas in Harlem with the grandparents he has never met. The boy learns about the importance of family through his grandfather's Christmas Eve sermon. Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett are playing the boy's grandparents, with Jennifer Hudson portraying his mother, who had a falling out with her father years ago. No details were given regarding Tyrese Gibson's character, but it is believed that this will be the first time the actor sings on film.

Kasi Lemmons is directing from her own screenplay, adapted from the Langston Hughes libretto. William Horberg, Celine Rattray, Galt Niederhoffer, and Daniela Taplin Lundberg are producing. Shooting is currently under way in New York City.

Black Nativity was released November 27th, 2013.

Sources:BlackFilm

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