Fox Searchlight has released a new trailer for the hotly anticipated drama The Birth of a Nation, which sees Nate Parker directing and leading a cast that includes Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Aunjanue Ellis, Aja Naomi King, Colman Domingo and Penelope Ann Miller; watch it below after the official synopsis…
Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), 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 an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
The Birth of a Nation is set for release on October 7th.
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