Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Indie Wire is reporting that Tyrese Gibson, Nas, Jacob Latimore and R&B newcomer Luke James (pictured above) have been added to the cast of Kasi Lemmons’ musical “Black Nativity.”
As previously reported, the film stars Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and is based on Langston Hughes’s Broadway gospel musical.
The story centers on a young black teen from Baltimore, who is sent to Harlem by his mother to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged grandparents. The boy learns the real meaning of faith and family when his grandfather delivers a Christmas Eve sermon and “a stylized, dream-sequence retelling of the classic Nativity story.”
Tyrese, Jacob Latimore and Nas
R&B soul vocalist Raphael Saadiq has also been tapped to score the film.
No word yet as to what roles these guys will be playing. Shooting has already started in New York City.