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.
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 27, 2013.
Tyrese Gibson, Luke James, singer and rapper Nas round out the cast.
Check out the official stills above and below: