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Must See: Black Nativity Trailer

The “Black Nativity” trailer is here, providing a sneak peek at Academy Award Winning Jennifer Hudson, Jacob Latimore and Mary J. Blige performing original songs and tweaked renditions of staple Christmas carols.

“Black Nativity” is 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 new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.

Directed by Kasi Lemmons, Black Nativity also stars Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, and Nasir Jones.

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