Black Nativity
Black Nativity poster
Directed by Kasi Lemmons
Produced by William Horberg
T. D. Jakes
Galt Niederhoffer
Celine Rattray
Trudie Styler

Forest Whitaker
Angela Bassett
Tyrese Gibson
Jennifer Hudson
Mary J. Blige
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Jacob Latimore

Cinematography Anastas N. Michos
Editing by Terilyn A. Shropshire
Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release November 27, 2013
Running time 93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Gross revenue

Black Nativity is an upcoming 2013 American musical drama film directed by Kasi Lemmons. The script, written by Lemmons, is based on Langston Hughes' play of the same name. Set for a November 27, 2013 release, the film stars an ensemble cast featuring Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Jacob Latimore, Vondie Curtis-Hall, and Nas.


After his mother, Naima, is evicted from their Baltimore apartment, teenage Langston is sent to spend the holidays with his estranged relatives in New York City, where he 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.


  • Forest Whitaker as Reverend Cornell Cobbs
  • Angela Bassett as Angela Cobbs
  • Tyrese Gibson as Tyson
  • Jennifer Hudson as Naima Cobbs
  • Mary J. Blige as Platinum Fro
  • Vondie Curtis-Hall as Pawnbroker
  • Nas as Prophet Isaiah
  • Jacob Latimore as Langston Cobbs
  • Rotimi as Officer McDaniels
  • Luke James as Singer

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