We’re all getting settled in to the heat of summer preparing to celebrate the fourth of July. But we know by now just how quickly time flies. One day we’ll look up and it’ll be Christmas. Which is why we’re telling you about this Holiday film, Black Nativity now.
The movie, which is a modernized version of a 1961 Langston Hughes play originally called Wasn’t It A Mighty Day, follows the story of a boy who is sent to live with grandparents he’s never met. While he’s there he learns about faith and family.
A little bit of trivia: When the name of the original play was changed to Black Nativity, shortly before opening, dancers Alvin Ailey and Carmen de Lavallade left the cast because they didn’t approve of the name change.
Now director Kasi Lemmons, the woman behind Eve’s Bayou and Talk To Me, is directing a film version, a musical, that will be released on November 27th later this year.
The film will feature big named actors like Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Nas and Jacob Latimore is the singer/actor who will play the lead character.
Check out the trailer on the next page.