Fox Searchlight released the latest promotional poster for its upcoming slave drama The Birth of a Nation on Friday that features the movie’s main character, slave rebellion leader Nat Turner (as played by Nate Parker), being hung with a noose fashioned from an American flag.
The Birth of a Nation — which stole the show at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, winning both the audience and grand jury prize awards — revolves around the 1831 slave rebellion engineered by Nat Turner in the antebellum South.
Fox Searchlight snatched up the film at Sundance for a festival record $17.5 million, and the film is already widely considered to be the frontrunner for Best Picture at next year’s Academy Awards.
The latest poster was released Friday on Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service.
In addition to starring as Turner, Parker also wrote and directed the film.
The first trailer for The Birth of a Nation was released online last month. The film is due out in theaters October 7.
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