Posted by | Ray Cornelius
The cast of the upcoming holiday film “Almost Christmas” came out Wednesday night to a very special advanced screening at Atlanta’s Regal Atlantic Station. Mo’Nique, Gabrielle Union, Omar Epps, Danny Glover, Keri Hilson, Nadej K. Bailey, Marley Taylor, Rachel Kylian, Keon Mitchell and D.C. Young Fly all walked the red carpet as fans screamed their names and tried capturing photos of their favorite stars.
Mo’Nique and her family
Originally titled, “A Meyers Christmas,” “Almost Christmas” tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle. The film was written and directed by David E. Talbert and produced by Will Packer. It also stars Nicole Ari Parker, Jessie T. Usher, Kimberly Elise, J.B. Smoove and Romany Malco. There are also special appearances by Grammy winning-singer Monica and legendary songstress and actress Gladys Knight.
Usher with “Almost Christmas” stars Marley Taylor and Nadej K. Bailey
A number of ATL celebrities were in attendance including Usher Raymond, Queen Latifah, Big Boi, Tyrese Gibson, Ambassador Andrew Young, Jasmine Guy and the cast of Bounce TV’s “Saints & Sinners” Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christians Keyes, Keith Robinson and Dawn HalfKenny. Other stars spotted on the red carpet included Towanda Braxton, B.J. Britt, “Ink, Paper, Scissors” star CoCo, “Married to Medicine” star Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Swirl Films’ Keith Neal, The Tankards from Bravo’s “Thicker Thank Water,” actor T.C. Carson, media personality Frank Ski, Blue Kimble, Reece Odum, Elijah Kelley, Julian Walker and music producers Rock City.
“Almost Christmas” opens in theaters November 11!
Check out all of the red carpet photos below:
Ambassador Andrew Young and his special guests
Cast of “Saints and Sinners”
Keith Robinson, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes and Dawn HalfKenny
Nadej K. Bailey
“Ink, Paper, Scissors” star CoCo
Big Boi and Towanda Braxton
D.C. Young Fly with his family
Will Packer with David E. Talbert
Big Boi and his son
Gabrielle Union and Will Packer
David E. Talbert and his wife
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