To celebrate the forthcoming release of Nate Parker’s provocative and emotional biopic The Birth of a Nation, the good folk at Fox Searchlight Pictures UK have provided us with a special featurette to share.
This behind-the-scenes video takes audiences right into the heart of the drama as the actors and filmmakers charged with bringing the true story of Nat Turner’s slave rebellion to the big screen offer further details. Check it out below.
Set against the American South thirty years prior to the outbreak of the Civil War and based on a true story, 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, his wife Cherry (Aja Naomi King) and fellow slaves – Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
The Birth of a Nation stars Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Aja Naomi King, Esther Scott, Roger Guenveur Smith, Gabrielle Union with Penelope Ann Miller and Jackie Earle Haley and arrives in UK cinemas on 9th December.