The first images from the set of the upcoming musical, Black Nativity have been posted online. The film will be a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated play.
The film 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.
Director Kasi Lemmons’ big screen adaptation stars Whitaker, Bassett, Hudson, Tyrese Gibson, Latimore, Nas and Luke James.
Black Nativity opens in theaters on November 27.
Check out the pictures below: