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Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Bassett & Jennifer Hudson To Star In 'Black Nativity'

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Christmas movies, don’t you just love ‘em? Last year we got the child-friendly “Arthur Christmas” and the not so child-friendly “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,” but it looks like at a Christmas very soon we should expect to see something very earnest. Fox Searchlight are prepping “Black Nativity,” a film based on Langston Hughes’ gospel musical which first played on Broadway back in 1961. According to Variety, the 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 the importance of faith and family.”

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