*A new poster has been released for Nate Parker’s anticipated film “The Birth of a Nation,” courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.
The new image features Parker’s character Nat Turner in black and white, being hung by a noose made out of the American flag, depicted in color.
Written, directed and co-produced by Parker, the film follows Turner’s life as a slave and preacher who in 1831 led a slave uprising in Georgia. Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller and Gabrielle Union co-star.
The feature has received a healthy amount of award season buzz after it won the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year. It set a festival record when it was acquired by Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million.
“The Birth of a Nation” will be released in theaters on October 7.