Jackson, Bassett and Hudson talk 'Nativity' story
EXCLUSIVE: After sharing the Broadway stage in THE MOUNTAINTOP, Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett are in negotiations to reteam for Fox Searchlight’s BLACK NATIVITY, with Jennifer Hudson (DREAMGIRLS) in talks to join them, reports Variety's Jeff Sneider.
Kasi Lemmons is writing and directing the film based on Langston Hughes’ gospel musical that was first performed on Broadway in 1961.
Story follows a young black teen from Baltimore who is sent by his single mother to Harlem to spend Christmas with the grandparents he’s never met. Through his grandfather’s Christmas Eve sermon and a stylized, dream-sequence retelling of the classic Nativity story, he learns about the importance of faith and family.