Sam Jackson and Angela Bassett Plan ‘Black Nativity’ Gospel Musical

Every other year there’s usually one big Hollywood musical that hits the big screen. This year we’ve got Les Miserables coming in December (it’s on our list of 20 films you can still look forward to in 2012), and now another one is going into development. Variety has word that we’ll be getting a rare gospel musical in the form of Black Nativity, adapting Langston Hughes’ Broadway musical of the same name which first arrived in 1961.In addition, Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, who both shared the stage on Broadway in The Mountaintop, will sing on the big screen in the musical adaptation with Jennifer Hudson. Read on! Kasi Lemmons, who directed Talk to Me (a sorely underrated film starring Don Cheadle) and The Caveman’s Valentine (which starred Jackson). The story follows a young black teen from Baltimore who is sent by his single mother to Harlem to spend Christmas …

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