Black Nativity Movie

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Who's Involved:

Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Celine Rattray, Forest Whitaker, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige, Kasi Lemmons, Grace Gibson, Galt Niederhoffer, Nasir Jones, Bill Horberg, Luke James, Joy Goodwin

Release Date:

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

Follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs’ rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.

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Crew: Who's making Black Nativity

A look at the Black Nativity behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Kasi Lemmons last directed Harriet and Talk to Me. The film's writer Kasi Lemmons last wrote Harriet and Something New.


Kasi Lemmons


Bill Horberg
Daniela Taplin Lundberg
Galt Niederhoffer
Celine Rattray

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Production: What we know about Black Nativity

Key Facts

  1. In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes' celebrated play.

Filming Timeline

On or about September 25, 2013, the film was in Completed status.

On or about May 24, 2013, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about January 5, 2013, the film was in Production status.

Starts shooting on January 29, 2013.

On or about July 9, 2012, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about October 17, 2010, the film was in Development status.

Black Nativity Release Date: When was it released?

Black Nativity was released in 2013 on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 (Nationwide release). There were 6 other movies released on the same date, including Homefront, Frozen and OldBoy.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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