‘Birth of a Nation’ creative Nate Parker will watch the movie open in theatres on October 7th with the full backing of a $10 million budget.
This week, as he hopes to dodge questions surrounding the sexual assault allegations he faced during his time at college, he made his way to the T.D. Jakes show to discuss the movie, the dark story behind its title and how he was able to secure the aforementioned $10 million to bring it to life.
Fox Searchlight Pictures secured the worldwide rights to the film in a $17.5 million deal.
It is the largest deal to be made at the Sundance Film Festival to date.