July 02, 2013 08:09 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Jennifer Hudson may have received attention for losing weight in the last few years, but her pipes remains as impressive as ever. The American Idol alum once again proved her vocal ability in a recently released trailer for the upcoming holiday film Black Nativity.
Yes, it’s only July, but no, that does not mean it’s too early to promote Black Nativity, this year’s big holiday blockbuster. Based on a play written by Langston Hughes, the film follows the story of the nativity scene, but in a decidedly contemporary setting. In addition to Jennifer Hudson (who has received most of the press so far) the movie features Forest Whitaker, Mary J. Blige and Angela Bassett. It is directed by Kasi Lemmons, an actress turned director best known for her work on Eve’s Bayou.
As existing glimpses of the film prove, Jennifer Hudson is involved with Black Nativity in a big way, playing the mother of protagonist Langston. And based on a recently released teaser trailer, Jennifer will also be showing off her vocal talents! The recently released trailer allowed audiences to enjoy a clip of Jennifer singing her stunning version of the classic song Silent Night, and let’s just say, thus far, even the harshest of critics are impressed!
Now that filming of Black Nativity is complete, Jennifer Hudson is anxious for audiences to witness the completed product — especially as she is proud of the film and what it represents. She told the Chicago Tribune, “It’s a musical and has kind of a Christmas feel to it. All of those things intrigued me and made me want to be a part of it.”
Black Nativity is set to hit theaters on November 27th. Until then, we’ve posted the trailer below so that you can enjoy Jennifer Hudson’s amazing singing! Check it out and then leave your thoughts in the comments section!
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