Posted by | Ray Cornelius

“Beyond the Lights” actor Nate Parker has added some star power to this upcoming Nat Turner biopic, “The Birth of a Nation.”  According to, Gabrielle Union, Aunjanue Ellis, Colman Domingo, Aja Naomi King, Dwight Henry, and Roger Guenveur Smith will join previously announced cast member, Arnie Hammer. Parker plays Turner and will also serve as the film’s director.

“The Birth of a Nation” chronicles the life of Nat Turner, the African-American slave who led a slave rebellion on August 21, 1831. The revolutionary freed Blacks and slaves that resulted in the deaths of 60 whites. Although he was captured, arrested and hung for his actions, Turner is without a doubt one of the most revered figures in African-American history.

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