Talented actor Nate Parker has the film industry abuzz with his latest movie ‘The Birth of A Nation.’
Already a winner of multiple awards the Sundance Film Festival, the flick (which was also directed by Parker) has received a whopping $17.5 million pick-up from Fox Searchlight who will distribute it in theaters this October 7th.
Set against the antebellum South, ‘Nation’ tells the tale of Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities – against himself and his fellow slaves – Nat orchestrates and uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
A compelling trailer for the film, which also stars ‘How To Get Away With Murder’s’ Aja Naomi King, has been unleashed.
Looks like a must-see!