What do Jennifer Hudson, Langston Hughes, and Nas all have in common?
They’re all visiting for Christmas this season in the movie, Black Nativity. Based on Hughes’ 1961 “gospel-song play” about the birth of Jesus, writer-director Kasi Lemmons (Talk to Me) gives the story a contemporary spin and setting by exploring the coming-of-age pains of Langston (Jacob Latimore), who’s sent from Baltimore by his struggling mother (Hudson) to live with his grandparents (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett) in Harlem.
There’s loads of singing, Mary J. Blige plays an angel, and an out-of-his-depth Langston has to navigate the mean streets of Times Square.
Watch the trailer below.
Black Nativity opens Nov. 27.