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WATCH: Trailer for Nat Turner Slave Rebellion Drama ‘The Birth of a Nation’

The Birth of a Nation — the slave rebellion drama that electrified Sundance earlier this year — got its first full trailer on Tuesday.

Writer-director-producer Nate Parker also stars as Nat Turner, who leads a slave uprising in the antebelleum South in the true story-based film.

Birth is already the odds-on favorite to win Best Picture at next year’s Academy Awards after it took home both the audience award and the grand jury prize award at Sundance this year. The film earned rave reviews and eventually sold to Fox Searchlight for a Sundance record $17.5 million.

Armie Hammer, Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley and Aja Naomi King co-star.

The Birth of a Nation is in theaters October 7.

 

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