[Watch] See Why Nate Parker's Birth of a Nation Is the Most Anticipated Film of the Year

[Watch] See Why Nate Parker's Birth of a Nation Is the Most Anticipated Film of the Year

The first trailer for the Sundance hit just dropped.

Published April 15th

The race for next year's Oscars already has a frontrunner, and it's Nate Parker's powerful slave drama Birth of a Nation. The film made a huge splash at Sundance earlier this year — as in, it sold for more money than any other film in the history of the festival — and now we can finally have a look at what all the fuss is about.

The first trailer for Birth of a Nation just dropped and it's safe to say the hype was completely warranted. Parker stars as Nat Turner, a devoutly religious slave who becomes a traveling preacher — and, eventually, the leader of the bloodiest slave rebellion in American history. Armie Hammer plays Nat’s owner and Penelope Ann MillerJackie Earle Haley, and Aja Naomi King also star. Parker also directed the film, making this his filmmaking debut.

Birth of a Nation hits theaters this fall. Check out the trailer below:

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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