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Press Release: 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 a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.

  • Screenplay by: Kasi Lemmons
  • Directed by: Kasi Lemmons
  • Based on the play by: Langston Hughes
  • Produced by: Bill Horberg, Celine Rattray, Galt Niederhoffer
  • Executive Producers: Trudie Styler, Joy Goodwin
  • Executive Music Producer: Raphael Saadiq
  • Cast: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Mary J. Blige, Jacob Latimore, Nasir Jones and Jennifer Hudson

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