Just in time for the holidays is another family film coming to a theater near you. The film, Almost Christmas written and directed by David E. Talbert and produced by Will Packer (Ride Along, Think Like A Man series, This Christmas), tells the festive story of a beloved patriarch who asks his family for one gift this holiday season: to get along. If they can honor that wish and spend five days under the same roof without killing one another, it will be a Christmas miracle.
The all-star cast of Almost Christmas is led by Kimberly Elise, Danny Glover, John Michael Higgins, Romany Malco, Mo’Nique, JB Smoove, Gabrielle Union, Omar Epps, Nicole Ari Parker, Jessie T. Usher and DC Young Fly.
Writer/director David E. Talbert began his career in the world of theater, quickly establishing himself as a highly renowned playwright. The Los Angeles Times labels Talbert, "One of the most prolific theater makers in America" and The Washington Post "A Playwriting and directing wunderkind." David E. Talbert has written and directed 14 nationally acclaimed touring productions that have garnered an unprecedented 24 NAACP nominations, winning Best Playwright of the Year for THE FABRIC OF A MAN. In 2007, Talbert received the New York Literary Award for Best Playwright of the Year for LOVE IN THE NICK OF TYME and the prestigious NAACP Trailblazer Award for his groundbreaking accomplishments in theater.
While Talbert continues his success as a highly respected theatre-maker, with his most recent tour being the box-office juggernaut WHAT MY HUSBAND DOESN'T KNOW starring Morris Chestnut, he has also successfully expanded his brand into the world of feature films and television. His last film released in 2013, the romantic comedy BAGGAGE CLAIM, which Talbert adapted from his own Essence best-selling novel, starred Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Jill Scott, Adam Brody, and Djimon Hounsou, opened as the #1 Comedy in America and marked the first time an African American filmmaker has adapted and directed his own novel.
Talbert’s new film, ALMOST CHRISTMAS, a Universal Feature Film, hit theaters nationwide on Friday, November 11, 2016.