Get ready to have some new tunes to jam out to this Holiday season. Yes, we still can cherish old faves like “Silent Night,” but Jennifer Hudson’s latest musically-fueled film Black Nativity is sure to expand your Christmas iTunes playlist.
After struggling mother (Hudson) faces eviction — despite her uncanny belting ability — she sends her son off to live with his estranged grandparents in Harlem. While Hudson’s character grapples with making enough dough for her and her son to merely get by, her boy (named Langston in honor of the appraised writer) questions if he is the source of his mother’s strife.
The upcoming Christmas flick is a newfangled twist on Langston Hughes’ “gospel-song play” from 1961 about Jesus’ birth.
With an all star cast including Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, and even Mary J. Blidge and rapper Nas, this musical drama remixes Christmas staples with hip-hop when it comes into theatres November 27th.