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.