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Sunday, June 30, 2013

The New Teaser Trailer For BLACK NATIVITY Tries To Get You In The Holiday Spirit

Right now, you're probably out enjoying a cold one or lounging at some posh outdoor spot during these hot summer nights. But, FOX Searchlight wants you to forget about all that and watch the new teaser trailer for BLACK NATIVITY, the upcoming holiday musical directed by Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou, Talk to Me).

The movie, which boasts an all-star cast that includes Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Nas, Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige (appearing in the clip with a crazy white wig and wings) and Vondie Curtis-Hall (who Lemmons directed in Eve's Bayou), is also co-written by Lemmons who adapted the screenplay from the Langston Hughes-penned Broadway show.

The official synopsis read as follows:

"Fox Searchlight's contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes' celebrated play follows 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 new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family."

It definitely sounds like a movie to which you can take your family around the holidays, if they don't mind what may be quite a few Christian references. I love the cast, and I can probably count on a few kickass ballads from Hudson, but, let's be real, I'd only be watching this for her and the rest of the cast. And I am really hoping that this will mark a comeback for Lemmons, who I always thought was criminally underrated as a director.

Here's the trailer:

What do you think? Will you watch BLACK NATIVITY when it opens in theaters on November 27th?


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