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Directed by 

Kasi Lemmons

Writing Credits  

Langston Hughes ... (based on the play by)
 
Kasi Lemmons ... (written for the screen by)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Forest Whitaker ... Reverend Cornell Cobbs
Angela Bassett ... Aretha Cobbs
Jennifer Hudson ... Naima
Tyrese Gibson ... Loot / Tyson
Jacob Latimore ... Langston
Mary J. Blige ... Angel
Nas ... Street Prophet (Isaiah) (as Nasir Jones)
Vondie Curtis-Hall ... Pawnbroker (as Vondie Curtis Hall)
Luke James ... Jo-Jo / Joseph
Grace Gibson Grace Gibson ... Maria / Mary
Rotimi ... Officer Butch McDaniels
J. Mallory McCree ... Kyle
Henry Hunter Hall ... Snoopy (as H. Hunter Hall)
Michael Dale ... Innkeeper
Doug Willen ... Chic Man
Jennifer Sorika Wolf ... Chic Man's Mistress (as Sorika Horng)
Jason Samuels Smith ... Hotel Security Guard
C. Kelly Wright C. Kelly Wright ... Desperate Pawnshop Woman
Braille Diaz Braille Diaz ... Boy Thief
Roz Beauty Roz Beauty ... On-Set Choir Member
Tia Blake ... On-Set Choir Member
Richard Crandle Richard Crandle ... On-Set Choir Member
Mamie Duncan-Gibbs Mamie Duncan-Gibbs ... On-Set Choir Member
Bernita Ewing Bernita Ewing ... On-Set Choir Member
Dwayne Grayman Dwayne Grayman ... On-Set Choir Member
Bruce Hawkins Bruce Hawkins ... On-Set Choir Member
Jared Joseph ... On-Set Choir Member
NeiCe Knight-Preuitt ... On-Set Choir Member (as Nei-Ce Knight-Preuitt)
Brandi Chavonne Massey Brandi Chavonne Massey ... On-Set Choir Member
Nat Morris Nat Morris ... On-Set Choir Member
Ashdyn Unique Neal ... On-Set Choir Member
Contrella Patrick-Henry Contrella Patrick-Henry ... On-Set Choir Member
Gavyn Pickens Gavyn Pickens ... On-Set Choir Member
Lexi Rhoades Lexi Rhoades ... On-Set Choir Member
Michelle Robinson Michelle Robinson ... On-Set Choir Member (as Michelle M. Robinson)
Gayle Samuels ... On-Set Choir Member
Eddie B. Sands Jr. Eddie B. Sands Jr. ... On-Set Choir Member
Levensky Smith Levensky Smith ... On-Set Choir Member
Judine Somerville Judine Somerville ... On-Set Choir Member
Milton David Vann Milton David Vann ... On-Set Choir Member
Anita Welch Anita Welch ... On-Set Choir Member
Alyson Williams Alyson Williams ... On-Set Choir Member
Collin Heyward Collin Heyward ... Nativity Dancer
Marija Juliette Abney ... Nativity Dancer
Abdur-Rahim Jackson Abdur-Rahim Jackson ... Nativity Dancer
Nijawoon K. Matthews Nijawoon K. Matthews ... Nativity Dancer
Coral Dolphin Coral Dolphin ... Nativity Dancer
Karine Plantadit ... Nativity Dancer
Ayo Jackson Ayo Jackson ... Nativity Dancer (as Ayo Jeneen Jackson)
Ryan Rankine Ryan Rankine ... Nativity Dancer (as Ryan H. Rankine)
Pedro Morillo Jr. ... B-Boy (as Pedro Morillo)
Steven Rosa Steven Rosa ... B-Boy (as Steven 'Stylez' Rosa)
Virgil Gadson Virgil Gadson ... B-Boy
Prashant Lamar Murthy Prashant Lamar Murthy ... Church Band Guitarist
William Powell William Powell ... Church Band Drummer
Alphaeus Bennett Alphaeus Bennett ... Church Band Bass Player
Hubert Powell III Hubert Powell III ... Church Band Organist
William Horberg ... Church Band Pianist
Abdel Salaam Abdel Salaam ... Drummer
Farai Malianga Farai Malianga ... Drummer
Frank Malloy IV Frank Malloy IV ... Drummer
Antoine Drye Antoine Drye ... Trumpet Player
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tommy Bayiokos ... Bus Driver Spiro (uncredited)
Alexander Blaise ... Officious Doorman (uncredited)
José Báez ... Guy in Santa Hat (uncredited)
Kevin Cannon ... Actor (uncredited)
Natalie Carter ... Bus Singer #6 (uncredited)
Rebekah Cohen ... Church Member (uncredited)
Marcia M Francis ... Female Usher (uncredited)
Samantha Gelnaw ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Darryl Reuben Hall Darryl Reuben Hall ... New Choir Member (uncredited)
Johnathan Hallgrey Johnathan Hallgrey ... Church Deacon #3 (uncredited)
Efraiem Hanna ... Vendor (uncredited)
Amyrh Harris Amyrh Harris ... Church Goer (uncredited)
Landon Ifill Landon Ifill ... Holy Child (uncredited)
Jazmin Kamali ... Church Congregant (uncredited)
Dennis Lauricella Dennis Lauricella ... Corrections Officer (uncredited)
Ebony J Lewis Ebony J Lewis ... Wretched Woman (uncredited)
Doris McCarthy ... Times Square Tourist (uncredited)
Michael McFadden ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Jevon McFerrin ... Bus Singer #2 (uncredited)
Chris Nuñez ... Mad Scientologist / Crazy Rabbi (uncredited)
M. Xavier O'Connor ... Transvestite inmate (uncredited)
Austin Purnell Austin Purnell ... Langston's Father (uncredited)
Darnell Rose Darnell Rose ... Church Member (uncredited)
Paugh Shadow ... Bethlehem / Modern Day Thug Hallucination (uncredited)
Nadine P. Simmons Nadine P. Simmons ... Church Congregant (uncredited)
Mihran Slougian ... Convenience Store Manager (uncredited)
Iris Taylor Iris Taylor ... Church Congregant (uncredited)
Uzimann ... Arab Businessman (uncredited)
Joseph Monroe Webb Joseph Monroe Webb ... Security Guard #2 (uncredited)
Volieda Webb Volieda Webb ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Darren Whitfield ... Sanctified (Church Congregation) (uncredited)
Dolores Winn Dolores Winn ... Homeless Wretched (uncredited)

Produced by 

Joy Goodwin ... executive producer
William Horberg ... producer
T.D. Jakes ... producer
T.K. Knowles ... associate producer
Galt Niederhoffer ... producer
John O'Grady ... associate producer
Celine Rattray ... producer
Chuck Ryant ... associate producer
Trudie Styler ... executive producer
Bergen Swanson ... co-producer
Derrick Williams ... executive producer (as Derrick M. Williams)

Music by 

Laura Karpman
Raphael Saadiq

Cinematography by 

Anastas N. Michos

Film Editing by 

Terilyn A. Shropshire

Casting By 

Tracy 'Twinkie' Byrd ... (as Twinkie Byrd)

Production Design by 

Kristi Zea

Art Direction by 

Doug Huszti

Set Decoration by 

Diane Lederman

Costume Design by 

Gersha Phillips

Makeup Department 

Anita Gibson ... makeup department head
Daniel Green Jr. ... key makeup artist
Lisa Hazell ... hair stylist
Erin Hicks ... hair department head
Kym Lee ... makeup artist
Duane Moody ... barber (as Duane 'Sharky' Moody)
David Presto ... key makeup artist
Barbara Roman ... key hair stylist (as Barbara L. Roman)
Ellen Bodkins ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Donyale McRae ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Liz Ramos-Reilly ... background hair (uncredited)

Production Management 

Danielle Blumstein ... production supervisor
Sarah Connors ... post-production supervisor
Bergen Swanson ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Scott Duskin ... second second assistant director
Adam Escott ... first assistant director
Jason Hightower ... additional second assistant director
Nick Vanderpool ... second assistant director

Art Department 

I. Javier Ameijeiras ... concept illustrator
Joe Bird ... foreman / leadman
Jack Brandt ... set dresser
Michael Bruno ... set dresser
Robert Castillo ... storyboard artist
Tracy Crim ... painter
Tim Davies ... construction grip
Jennifer Engel ... assistant set decorator
Gilbert Gertsen Jr. ... set dresser
Sheyam Ghieth ... art department coordinator
Phoebe Glave ... shop production assistant
Eric Helmin ... graphic designer
Diem Hoang ... art department production assistant
Jason Hylton ... set dresser
John R. Johnston ... foreman carpenter
Heather Danielle Kane ... property master
Eoin V. Lambe ... props
Steven E. Lawler ... key carpenter
Kim Lessing ... art department production assistant
Lynn Maffessoli ... camera scenic
Shannon Mallan ... set dresser
Dan Melchiorri ... set dresser
Jamie Moore ... scenic industrial
Mike Nallon ... set dresser
Ken Nelson ... construction coordinator
John Pollard ... assistant art director
Thomas Hudson Reeve ... on-set dresser
Sam Rosedietcher ... set dresser
Bryan Scanlon ... set dresser
Elizabeth Schlitten ... assistant property master
Bonnie Thompson ... set dresser
Marc Vranesich ... key construction grip
Patricia Walker ... scenic charge
Tonero Williams ... props

Sound Department 

Nick Bozzone ... adr mixer
Shaun Brennan ... foley artist
David Briggs ... dialogue editor
Sean Garnhart ... re-recording mixer / sound effects editor
Lewis Goldstein ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Jose C. Gorritti ... epk sound mixer
Max Greene ... dialogue editor
Kyle D. Krajewski ... adr recordist
George Leong ... boom operator
Michael Miller ... adr mixer
Carol Mintz ... sound editorial manager
Cate Montana ... adr supervisor
Derek Pacuk ... protools playback mixer
Egor Panchenko ... pro tools playback mixer
Tom Ryan ... adr mixer / foley editor
William Sarokin ... sound mixer
Timothia Sellers ... sound utility
Alex Soto ... assistant supervising sound editor
John Soukup ... sound transfer recordist
Jerrell Suelto ... adr recordist
Wen Hsuan Tseng ... foley editor
John St. Denis ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Edward Drohan IV ... special effects coordinator
Mike Hartney ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by 

Drew Beekler ... roto artist
Alex Cheparev ... senior modeler
Chi-Chang Chu ... texture artist
Christopher DeVito ... cg animator/rigger
Bryan T. Evans ... lead matchmove artist
Greg Groenekamp ... senior compositor
Jep Hill ... cg supervisor
da Suel Kim ... visual effects artist
Randy Krueger ... digital compositor
Gong Myung Lee ... CG supervisor
Jina Lee ... texture painter
Mark Lieberman ... lead paint & roto artist
Johnathan Nixon ... effects technical director: Mr. X Gotham
Jennifer Ramos ... visual effects coordinator
Eric J. Robertson ... senior visual effects supervisor
Justin Rogers-CdeBaca ... visual effects production assistant
Alek Vacura ... modeler
Christina Garberson ... visual effects executive (uncredited)

Stunts 

Roy Farfel ... stunt driver
Asia Hernandez ... stunt woman
Manny Siverio ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

Joseph Abbatecola ... best boy grip
Micael Albrecht ... electrician: press conference
Vanessa Alexis ... grip
Rebecca Arndt ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Christian Baldi ... rigging best boy electric
Ayana Baraka ... camera production assistant
Daniel Beaman ... dolly grip: "a" camera
Thomas Beczynski ... rigging electrician
Phil Bray ... still photographer
Kelly Britt ... moving light technician
Shaka Brookes ... grip
Dj Carroll ... camera
Rudolph Carty ... grip
Rashad Clinton ... dolly grip: "b" camera
Peter Colavito ... best boy electric
Luis Contreras ... lighting technician
Pedro Corcega ... second assistant "a" camera
Lamont Crawford ... key grip
James Daly ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Arthur Herman ... video assist operator / video playback operator
Jonathan Herron ... best boy rigging grip
Roberto Jiménez ... shop electric
John Luton ... moving light programmer / programmer
Michael Mullen ... best boy rigging electric
John Nasta ... grip
Ben Noftzger ... camera production assistant
Thomas O'Connor ... rigging gaffer
Tod Olivieri ... rigging electrician
Craig Pressgrove ... "a" camera first assistant
Malcolm A. Purnell ... additional first assistant
Matthew Rohn ... generator operator
Rachael Saltzman ... electrician
Gerard Sava ... a camera/steadicam
Robert Sciretta ... gaffer
George Selden ... electrician
Joshua Solson ... electrician
Nicky 'Nuckles' Vaccaro ... rigging key grip
Yves Wilson ... additional grip

Casting Department 

Melanie Block ... extras casting assistant
Cynthia Degros ... casting assistant
Riley Fee ... extras casting assistant
Allison Hall ... extras casting associate
Sherlan N. Koloi ... casting associate
Susanne Scheel ... casting associate
Devin Shacket ... casting assistant
Grant Wilfley ... extras casting
Bruce Winant ... adr voice casting
Zach Zatet ... extras casting assistant (as Zach Z. Zatet)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Olivia Barrand ... head tailor
Keia Bounds ... shopper
Kimberly Butler-Gilkeson ... costumer (as Kimberly Butler)
Kyle B. Cunningham ... costume assistant
Trenton Dallas ... set costumer
Monika Darby ... costumer
Deirdra Elizabeth Govan ... assistant costume designer (as Deidra E. Govan)
Ted Graham ... costume production assistant
Charlese Antoinette Jones ... costume shopper
Shahnaz Khan ... tailor
Lain Kienzle ... costume production assistant
Kyle LaColla ... costume assistant
Vikki Paschetto ... costume assistant
Antoinette Scherer ... key costumer
Samantha L. Seda ... costume coordinator
Angie Smith ... set costumer
Laura Steinman ... costume supervisor
Paul Thompson ... costumer: Mary J. Blige / set costumer
Jeffrey Wirsing ... ager/dyer

Editorial Department 

Aida Artieda ... editorial production assistant
Ernest Leif Boyd ... assistant editor
Molle DeBartolo ... senior digital intermediate producer
Christian G. Farfan ... conform editor
Joe Gawler ... digital intermediate colorist
Mia Katherine Iverson ... post-production assistant (as Mia Iverson)
John Kleber ... chief technologist
Taylor Levy ... apprentice editor
Tim Maxwell ... digital transfer
T.J. Seiler ... colorist: dailies
Perri Silver ... post-production assistant
Pete Conlin ... post production (uncredited)
Heather Goodwillie ... post production (uncredited)
Jonathan Hoffman ... post production (uncredited)

Location Management 

Douglas Armitage ... location assistant
Alex Berard ... location assistant
Michael DeRoker ... location manager
Daniel McCarthy ... assistant location manager (as Dan McCarthy)
Brad Reichel ... location assistant
David Velasco ... location manager
Vanessa Weiss ... location coordinator

Music Department 

John Aspinall ... score mix assistant
Steven Baker ... music supervisor
Laurhan Beato ... playback singer
Nelson Beato ... playback singer
Jessiline Berry ... music production assistant
John M. Davis ... music editor
Charity Daw ... playback singer
Josh Edmondson ... producer: additional music
Jody Elff ... live music recording engineer
Richard Furch ... music mixer
Peter Gary ... recording engineer
M.B. Gordy ... musician / musician: percussion
Brad Haehnel ... score mixer
Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum ... score cordinator
Blake Leyh ... music editor
Stephanie Lowry ... music editor
Rebecca Morellato ... music production executive
Contrella Patrick-Henry ... vocal director
Suzana Peric ... music editor
Victor Pesavento ... music preparation
Ryan Robinson ... scoring technical support engineer
Peter Rotter ... orchestra contractor
Raphael Saadiq ... executive music producer
Bart Samolis ... musician
Marni Sanders ... copyist
Linnea Snyder ... music preparation
David Stal ... music preparation
Steven Taylor ... musician: on-set piano player (as Steven Taylor)
Camilla Uboldi ... music assistant / music assistant: composer
Patrick Houlihan ... music executive (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Vinny Ameruoso ... driver
Kevin Flynn ... transportation captain
Charles Hoffmann ... driver
Peter Krienbihl ... transportation co-captain

Other crew 

Fajer Al-Kaisi ... adr voice
Patrick Allen ... office production assistant
Jackie Bazan ... unit publicist
Bruce Bell ... set medic
Stephanie Blackwood ... assistant production office coordinator
Clay Broaddus ... additional production staff
Ashley Buonanno ... payroll accountant
Renee Burke ... script supervisor (as Renée Foley-Burke)
Rachel V. Byrd ... title sequence producer (as Rachel Byrd)
Jared Cauliffe ... set production assistant
Kevin Chang ... second assistant accountant
Nicholas DeWitt ... stage manager
Charlie Dibe ... production coordinator
Dolyn Dobro ... assistant: Mr. Horberg (as Gwendolyn Dobro)
Sarah Karas ... production secretary
Tiffany Kirkland ... key craft service
Yana Collins Lehman ... post production accountant
Liz Logan ... stand-in
Cisco Marcial ... parking coordinator
Kiki Martin ... accounting clerk
Ademola McMullen ... key set production assistant
Taylor McNulty ... production assistant
Bonnie Munoz ... first assistant accountant
Sara Neuffer ... production assistant
Sharika Niles ... production assistant
Philiane Phang ... assistant: Ms. Lemmons
Stephan Prevost ... epk production assistant
Kim Rideout ... paperwork production assistant
Allison Robin ... clearance/product placement coordinator
Otis Sallid ... choreographer
Evelyn Santana ... unit publicist
Kelsey Schuyler ... assistant post-production accountant
Jeiron Session ... production assistant
Cian Smith ... unit p.a.
Jason Samuels Smith ... tap choreographer
Judine Somerville ... assistant choreographer
Louie Tremblay ... office production assistant
Lesley Wise ... legal & business affairs (Ingenious Media)
Eja Wong ... choreography production assistant/runner
P. Obediah Wright ... assistant choreographer
Derek Yip ... production accountant
Mark J. Woods ... clearance supervisor (uncredited)

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