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Kasi Lemmons Directing Black Nativity Starring Jennifer Hudson

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by Kerensa Cadenas
January 31, 2013 12:30 PM
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Kasi Lemmons, director of Eve’s Bayou, has begun principal photography on Black Nativity. Shooting began this week in New York City, on the film which is based on Langston Hughes’ 1961 play Black Nativity. Lemmons has adapted the play into a musical starring Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Jacob Latimore.

The musical follows Langston (Latimore), a street-smart Baltimore teenager raised by his single mother, Naima (Hudson). Langston decides to go visit their estranged relatives during Christmas, the Reverend Cornell (Whitaker) and Aretha Cobbs (Bassett) in New York, only to find he can’t abide by their unreasonable rules and sets off to return to his mother.

Fox Searchlight Pictures will more than likely schedule a holiday release for the film.

Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett starring in holiday musical 'Black Nativity' (Hitfix)

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  • James | February 1, 2013 8:09 AMReply

    When will moves get made on her adaptation of Zadie Smith's On Beauty? Would love to see that.

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