Forest Whitaker, Black Nativity

Shooting is underway in NYC on Fox Searchlight's Kasi Lemmons' musical Black Nativity, and, as expected, fan cameras are out, snapping photos of the cast and crew on the film's Harlem set.

Check out these few of a dapper Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett, who play father and mother to  father of Jennifer Hudson's character, in a work that's based on Langston Hughes' Broadway gospel musical.

The story centers on a young black teen from Baltimore, who is sent to Harlem by his mother to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged grandparents. The boy then learns the real meaning of faith and family when his grandfather delivers a Christmas Eve sermon and "a stylized, dream-sequence retelling of the classic Nativity story."

Tyrese GibsonLuke James, singer Jacob Latimore and rapper Nas round out the cast.

Lemmons is directing from her own screenplay, and Raphael Saadiq is writing the music for this musical.

The photos are courtesy of HipHollywood.com: