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'Birth of a Nation' Poster Features Nate Parker Hung By a Flag

The new poster for the upcoming movie The Birth of a Nation has been released and it features the film’s star Nate Parker with an American flag around his neck like a noose.

The 36-year-old actor not only stars in the critically acclaimed film – he also directed it, wrote it, and produced it. The movie is definitely going to be a big Oscars contender and Nate will be eligible for four awards!

Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner (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 and his fellow slaves – Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

Also starring in the movie are Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Aja Naomi King, Colman Domingo, and more. The film is set to hit theaters on October 7.

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Aja Naomi King, Nate Parker, & Gabrielle Union Present at BET Awards 2016

Aja Naomi King and her The Birth of a Nation co-stars Nate Parker and Gabrielle Union present on stage at the 2016 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday (June 26) in Los Angeles.

Also seen on stage later that evening during the show was Empire star Jussie Smollett.

If you missed it, be sure to check out the complete list of winners from the 2016 BET Awards.

The Birth of a Nation, which will hit theaters in October, is about Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher in the antebellum South, who orchestrates an uprising.

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Aja Naomi King Joins Nate Parker for Met Gala 2016

Aja Naomi King glows in a warm yellow gown as she arrives on the red carpet at the 2016 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (May 2) in New York City.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Aja Naomi King

The 31-year-old actress was joined by her Birth of a Nation co-star Nate Parker at the fashion event.

FYI: Aja is wearing a Prabal Gurung gown, a Rauwolf clutch, Le Vian diamond earrings and dark gold specchio sultry Stuart Weitzman sandals. Nate is wearing a Calvin Klein Collection charcoal notch lapel wool silk tuxedo, white dress shirt and black satin tie.

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Nate Parker's 'The Birth of a Nation' Teaser Trailer Has Arrived!

The trailer for the highly anticipated movie The Birth of a Nation has arrived!

Nate Parker stars in the film and he also wrote and directed it. Aja Naomi King, Armie Hammer, Gabrielle Union, Jackie Earle Haley, and Penelope Ann Miller also star in the movie, in theaters on October 7.

Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner (Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Hammer), 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.


THE BIRTH OF A NATION: Official HD Teaser Trailer

Nate Parker Gets Honored for Directing at CinemaCon 2016!

Nate Parker and Aja Naomi King walk the red carpet at the 2016 CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards held at Caesars Palace on Thursday (April 14) in Las Vegas.

The 36-year-old filmmaker received the Breakthrough Director of the Year Award for his work on the upcoming movie The Birth of a Nation, which he stars in with Aja.

Earlier in the day, the co-stars attended the Fox panel alongside Independence Day: Resurgence cast members Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Maika Monroe, and Jessie Usher.

FYI: Nate is wearing Ermenegildo Zegna. Maika is wearing a Preen top and skirt. Aja is wearing Kurt Geiger shoes.

15+ pictures inside of Nate Parker and Aja Naomi King at the event… More Here! »

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Marisa Tomei & Nate Parker Take the Stage to Present at Spirit Awards 2016

Marisa Tomei arrives at the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon (February 27) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 51-year-old actress was joined at the event by Nate Parker, Stana Katic, Ken Jeong and Keegan-Michael Key.

Marisa presented the award for Best Editing to Spotlight, and Nate joined Emilia Clarke to present the award for Best First Feature to Diary of a Teenage Girl.

Ken and Keegan-Michael took the stage to present the Best Cinematography award to Carol.

FYI: Marisa is wearing Jimmy Choo shoes, Doron Paloma earrings and a Giuseppe Zanotti clutch. Stana is wearing an Alberta Ferretti gown and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

30+ pictures inside of Marisa Tomei and Nate Parker presenting awards at the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards
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Oscars Host Chris Rock Joins Stars at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Chris Rock suits up while walking the carpet at the 2016 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon on Thursday afternoon (February 25) at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 51-year-old comedian will be hosting the Oscars this weekend and he was joined at the event by such stars as Thandie Newton and Kelly Rowland.

Also stepping out were Oprah Winfrey, Nick Cannon, Tracee Ellis Ross and her younger brother Evan Ross, Meagan Good, Anika Noni Rose, Holly Robinson Peete, Estelle, Leon Bridges, Nate Parker, Orange is the New Black‘s Lorraine Toussaint and Vicky Jeudy, Tika Sumpter, Shonda Rhimes, Garcelle Beauvais, and more!

FYI: Meagan is wearing a Sarah Seven dress. Estelle is wearing an Herve Leger by Max Azria dress, Cesare Paciotti pumps, and an Emm Kuo clutch. Nate is wearing Burberry. Lorraine is wearing St. John. Chris is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.

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