New 'Black Nativity' Trailer Premieres, Starring Jennifer Hudson and Jacob Latimore

Black Nativity movie trailer
Jennifer Hudson and Jacob Latimore in Black Nativity
Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures

I caught Baggage Claim last night and was a little surprised Fox Searchlight didn't make sure this new Black Nativity trailer was attached to it. I don't know any of the strangers that were in my screening so I can't be sure they're reading, but if you are, here it is.

Kasi Lemmons directs this holiday musical adaptation of Langston Hughes' play, following Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs’ rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with his new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.

Black Nativity hits theaters on November 27. Check out the trailer directly below.

  • andyluvsfilms

    It does look kinda interesting and has a really good cast but it's unlikely that i'll ever watch it.

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  • ghislaine

    It does seem strange that it is being given so little push. If Tyler Perry movies can make bundles of money regardless of the quality why shouldn't this one be given the possibility of doing good box office?

    This is apparently based on a long running classic Christmas musical event so why shouldn't it be popular in screen form, especially with that music? It's not about the African American community within the tensions of a larger white culture, it's about the community itself, which is supposed to be the money making appeal of Tyler Perry comedies.

    Even if it gets no marketing push (they don't want to make money?) I still think it will be a TV seasonal perennial in years to come. And I'll be dragging people to the theater to see it this year. I'm sure it will be a more cheerful Christmas release musical than Les Miserables.