Fox Searchlight Pictures revealed a teaser for The Birth of a Nation, an upcoming period drama film about Nat Turner, the slave who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia in 1831.

Written, produced, and directed by Nate Parker (as his directorial debut), who also stars as Nat Turner.

The film also features Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, and Gabrielle Union all in supporting roles.

“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 to open in theaters on October 7, 2016.

The Birth of a Nation Teaser Trailer 1


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