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Sam Jackson and Angela Bassett to Star in ‘Black Nativity’

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Samuel L. Jackson, who stars in about 500 film, television, video game and theatrical play productions in any given year, is about to add one more to his football field length acting resume, and he’s bringing sexy starlet Angela Bassett along with him.

Jackson and Bassett recently co-starred together in the Broadway production ‘The Mountaintop,’ and now they seem to be best movie buds, and will be teaming up once again for the Fox Searchlight movie ‘Black Nativity, with Jennifer Hudson also on board.

Variety has the story about “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.”

Jackson and Bassett will be playing the grandparents, Rev. Clarence and Aretha Cobbs. Hudson will play the boy’s mother, estranged from the man who got her pregnant. Also of note is that Jackson will more than likely be playing different characters during the Nativity scene, though it’s unclear as to how many f-words he’ll be allowed to say.

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