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Tyrese Serenades A 'Baby In A Manger' In New Clip From 'Black Nativity'

by Tambay A. Obenson
November 22, 2013 5:19 PM
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Here's a new clip (courtesy of Centric) from Fox Searchlight's Black Nativity - the musical drama directed by Kasi Lemmons, which is set for a November 27, 2013 release.

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. The film includes a stylized, dream-sequence retelling of the classic Nativity story.

The film stars Jacob Latimore, Forest WhitakerAngela Bassett, and Jennifer Hudson, in a work that's based on Langston Hughes' Broadway gospel musical.

Mary J. BligeTyrese GibsonLuke James, and Nas round out the cast.


And here's the film's latest trailer:

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  • Mia Stephenson | November 29, 2013 4:50 PMReply

    This is based on an adaptation of Black Nativity that played The Duke Theatre in NYC in 2006 to great critical success. That production was set in present day New York City, adapted and directed by Alfred Preisser & Tracy Jack, with Musical Direction by Kelvyn Bell. Ms Jack also choreographed and played Mary. The play starred Andre' De Shields and the Shangalia Youth Choir of Kenya. It was developed over a period of ten years by people who worked together at The Harlem School of the Arts, where the production was an annual event. After Nativity w as optioned by Plum Pictures the creative team was consulted re: creative content and the inspiration for the modern day adaptation, but subsequently they were not included in the film production and their work goes uncredited.

  • happybrowngirl | November 24, 2013 2:31 PMReply

    And now that i know Tyrese is in this I will be so skipping it!

  • Luke Lover | November 24, 2013 1:46 PMReply

    That's pretty sweet. I love how they modernized a classic biblical story so today's generation can identify with it. Plus Luke looks cute!

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