Nate Parker will act as a director, writer and star in the highly anticipated film The Birth of A Nation.
It will make an appearance at next year’s Sundance film festival. Parker who got his start on the other side of Gugu-Mbatha Raw in Beyond The Lights, plays Nat Turner a literate slave and preacher who’s slave master agrees to use Turner’s literacy skills to tame unruly slaves. Seeing the wreckage that happens, Turner comes up with a plan to lead the slaves to freedom.
Alongside Parker in the film is Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Jr, Aja Naomi King, Gabrielle Union, and Jackie Earle Haley.
There’s no official trailer, but you can take a look at the stills from the film below. Enjoy.