Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Check out the first poster for Nate Parker‘s epic drama “Birth of a Nation.” It features the acclaimed actor as the revolutionary slave Nat Turner along with the rest of the cast in what appears to be the “formation” of the American flag.

As previously reported, “Birth of a Nation” is set against the antebellum South and follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, 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.

“Birth of a Nation” also stars Gabrielle Union, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Aja Naomi King, Roger Guenveur Smith, Armie Hammer, Jackie Earl Haley, and Jeryl Prescott.

“Birth of a Nation” opens in theaters October 7th!

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