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    Trailer Watch: Black Nativity - Directed by Kasi Lemmons

    Kasi Lemmon's Black Nativity is an adaptation of Langston Hughes' famed retelling of the Nativity story with an all black cast. Lemmon's take focuses on a teen (Jacob Latimore) who is sent by his single mother (Jennifer Hudson) to stay with her parents (Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker) during the...

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    Watch: Teaser Trailer For 'Black Nativity' Starring Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Forest Whitaker & More

    With films generally aimed at the smart indie crowd - "Trance," "Stoker," "The Way Way Back," "The East" are just a few released in 2013 -- it's easy to box in Fox Searchlight as mini major film studio aimed 20-something white college kids with disposable income but the studio is actually branching ...

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    First Trailer For 'Black Nativity' Sings Its Way Onto Your Computer Screen...

    It debuted tonight during the BET Awards broadcast. Here's the first trailer for Fox Searchlight's Black Nativity, directed by Kasi Lemmons, which is set for a November 27, 2013 release.

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    What Makes a Great Biopic?

    Do you remember the feeling of watching a perfectly sculpted Angela Bassett breathe pain and life into the microphone as Tina Turner in "What's Love Got to Do With It?" In the film, Turner's "Proud Mary" becomes a salvation song, the performance a cathartic, explosive release for Turner during years...

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    Antoine Fuqua And The Cast Of 'Olympus Has Fallen' Discuss The Bumps & Bruises Of Action Filmmaking

    This weekend, Washington D.C. gets pulverized in “Olympus Has Fallen,” and director Antoine Fuqua wouldn’t have it any other way. The man in charge of this star-studded production boasted during press day of the glee he took in demolishing a national landmark, designed as a set in Shreveport, Louisi...

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    Thoughts On 'Betty & Coretta' After Its Premiere This Weekend?

    Objections from the families of both women aside, I watched about 30 minutes of it, and, I'm sorry folks, I just couldn't continue. There's a Lifetime movie aesthetic that just isn't for me, but clearly it works for some. I don't have the ratings/viewership numbers yet, but ...

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    Kasi Lemmons Directing Black Nativity Starring Jennifer Hudson

    Kasi Lemmons, director of Eve’s Bayou, has begun principal photography on Black Nativity. Shooting began this week in New York City, on the film which is based on Langston Hughes’ 1961 play Black Nativity. Lemmons has adapted the play into a musical starring Jennifer Hudson, Angela Basse...

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    Tyrese, Nas, Luke James, Jacob Latimore Join Kasi Lemmons' 'Black Nativity' Musical; Raphael Saadiq Scoring

    We can now add Tyrese Gibson, Luke James, singer Jacob Latimore and rapper Nas to the cast of Fox Searchlight's Kasi Lemmons' musical Black Nativity, which is now back on track, as previously reported, after a brief hiatus, due to the fact that an actor to ...

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