You’ve seen a teaser trailer for Nate Parker’s much anticipated “The Birth of a Nation.” Fox Searchlight has now released a full trailer for the the film, which you can watch below.
The specialty distributor has set an October 7, 2016 release date for “Birth” which is a film that’s on my 2017 Oscar predictions list.
Parker wrote, directed and also stars in the film, playing Nat Turner.
The official synopsis reads: Set against the antebellum South, this story 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. After witnessing countless atrocities against fellow slaves, Nat devises a plan to lead his people to freedom.
Joining Parker in front of the camera are Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Jr. and others.
Without further ado, check out the soul-stirring full trailer below (underneath it you’ll find the motion poster, and the poster art which were released a couple of weeks ago):