A contemporary musical adaptation of Langston Hughes’ 1961 play Black Nativity will be hitting the silver screen on Nov. 27.
The feature is a Fox Searchlight Pictures musical starring Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Mary J. Blige and Angela Bassett.
Black Nativity was originally written as a retelling of the classic nativity story with an all black cast and Gospel spirituals chosen by Hughes. Over the decades, the play has been performed Off-Broadway and in theaters around the nation.
The present-day film adaptation is a musical in which the main character, coincidently named Langston, goes on a journey that helps him discover the meaning of faith family.
So mark your calenders now.
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