Here’s a first look at official images from Nate Parker’s much anticipated “The Birth of a Nation,” which the actor wrote, directed and also starred in, playing Nat Turner.
The official synopsis reads: Set against the antebellum South, this story follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. After witnessing countless atrocities against fellow slaves, Nat devises a plan to lead his people to freedom.
Joining Parker in front of the camera are Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, and Mark Boone Jr.
The film is making its World Premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival as I announced in the post just before this one.
It’s certainly a film that’s high on my list of 2016 films to see!
No trailer yet, but these stills (above and below) should hold you over until then.