Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett Star In Langston Hughes Musical, “Black Nativity”

Jennifer Hudson belts her heart out in the trailer for Black Nativity, a musical adaptation of noted queer poet Langston Hughes’ celebrated play of the same name. Joining her is an all-star cast that includes Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, legendary rapper Nas and Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige — rocking the best hair we’ve seen all year.

From Entertainment Weekly:

Based on Hughes’ 1961 “gospel-song play” about the birth of Jesus, writer-director Kasi Lemmons (Talk to Me) gives the story a contemporary spin and setting by exploring the coming-of-age pains of Langston (Jacob Latimore), who’s sent from Baltimore by his struggling mother (Hudson) to live with his grandparents (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett) in Harlem.

While we’ll gladly take J.Hud screaming in our collective faces any day of the week, they had us at “Academy Award snubbee nominee Angela Bassett.” And this was just the fabulous icing on the cake:


Black Nativity descends into theaters November 27.