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Official Images From 'Black Nativity' + Details On Original Music

Shadow and Act By Courtney | Shadow and Act April 29, 2013 at 7:19PM

In a USA Today profile of the film today, you'll find 4 official images from the film (until now, we'd only seen on-set photos taken by fans), as well some useful information about what to expect, like the music song in the movie musical will include R&B, gospel, and also rap; and Mary J. Blige will, with her platinum Afro, plays a guardian angel to star Jacob Latimore's character, Langston; and both Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett do their own singing in the film, with Jennifer Hudson saying that they both can carry a tune. Hudson also said that she's been offered "quite a few" musicals, but hasn't been interested.
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Black Nativity

In a USA Today profile of the film today, you'll find 4 official images from the film (until now, we'd only seen on-set photos taken by fans), as well some useful information about what to expect, like the music song in the movie musical will include R&B, gospel, and also rap; and Mary J. Blige will, with her platinum Afro, plays a guardian angel to star Jacob Latimore's character, Langston; and both Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett do their own singing in the film, with Jennifer Hudson saying that they both can carry a tune. Hudson also said that she's been offered "quite a few" musicals, but hasn't been interested.

Terence Blanchard is composing the film's score, while Raphael Saadiq is writing music for it.


Fox Searchlight has set a release date for Kasi Lemmons' Black Nativity for November 272013

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

Check out the official stills above and below:

Black Nativity
Black Nativity
Black Nativity


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