Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The cast of the upcoming holiday film, Black Nativity  gathered together recently in  Los Angeles for press photos and interviews. Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Mary J. Blige, Tyrese and Jacob Latimore look amazing in the above photo that was posted on JHud’s instagram with the caption: “Black Nativity! Coming This month! Check out soundtrack out today!”

As previously reported, Black Nativity  is directed by Kasi Lemmon and stars Hudson as a single mother struggling to make ends meet while raising her teenage son Langston, played by Latimore.  She is forced to send Langston to his grandparents’ home in NYC for Christmas where Langston learns the true meaning of the holiday season.

Black Nativity  features Whitaker as Reverend Cornell, Bassett as Aretha Cobbs and Blige as an angel named Platinum Fro. The films also stars Tyrese, Nas and R&B newbie Luke James as Jo Jo.

Check out additional photos below from the press conference as well as new music from MJB ft. Nas in “Rise Up Shepherd and Follow.” You can also check an exclusive interview that Hudson gave, The Brandy Blog’s  Vaughn Alvarez. The short-haired diva opens up about her third album, Brandy, her son and Black Nativity. Enjoy!

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 Forest Whitaker with the film’s producer Bishop T.D. Jakes/Black Nativity Cast

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 BN soundtrack producer Raphael Saddiq with Jakes and film director Kasi Lemmons/Tyrese with Bishop Jakes

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