Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Check out these first look images of Nate Parker’s upcoming biopic on the life of American revolutionary, Nat Turner. The project is called The Birth of a Nation and is written and directed by Parker.
Nat Turner was an 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, he is without a doubt one of the most revered figures in Black history.
The project features an all-star cast including Gabrielle Union, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Aja Naomi King, Roger Guenveur Smith, Armie Hammer, Jackie Earl Haley, Jeryl Prescott and Nate Parker as Nat Turner.
The Birth of a Nation was shot in Savannah, GA and took Parker over a year to write the script. This is the actor’s second project behind the camera. He’s also directed a thought-provoking documentary, AmeriCAN and starred in last year’s box office smash Beyond the Lights with Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
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