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The Birth of a Nation (2016 film)

The Birth of a Nation
Directed by Nate Parker
Produced by Jason Michael Berman
Michael Finley
Aaron L. Gilbert
David S. Goyer
Preston L. Holmes
Nate Parker
Ben Renzo
Kevin Turen
Written by Jean McGianni Celestin (Story)
Nate Parker
Starring Nate Parker
Armie Hammer
Colman Domingo
Aja Naomi King
Aunjanue Ellis
Gabrielle Union
Jackie Earle Haley
Mark Boone Junior
Penelope Ann Miller
Cinematography Elliot Davis
Bron Studios
Mandalay Pictures
Phantom Four
Tiny Giant Entertainment
Country United States
Language English

The Birth of a Nation is an upcoming American historical period drama film directed and written by Nate Parker. The film stars Parker as Nat Turner, the African-American slave who led a slave rebellion of slaves and free blacks in Southampton County, Virginia on August 21, 1831 that resulted in 60 white and more black deaths. The film featuring an ensemble cast, including Aunjanue Ellis as Nancy Turner, Nat's mother, Gabrielle Union as his wife, Ester, with Armie Hammer as a slaveowner Samuel Turner, Aja Naomi King, Penelope Ann Miller, Colman Domingo, Mark Boone Junior and Jackie Earle Haley in major supporting roles.


  • Cast 1
  • Production 2
    • Casting 2.1
    • Filming 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4




On November 12, 2014, it was announced that Armie Hammer was cast opposite Nate Parker as a slaveowner Samuel Turner in film.[2] On April 9, 2015, Aja Naomi King, Aunjanue Ellis, Colman Domingo, Dwight Henry, Roger Guenveur Smith and Gabrielle Union joined the cast.[3][4] On May 8, Penelope Ann Miller has signed for the role of Samuel Turner's mother.[5] On May 27, 2015, it was announced that Jackie Earle Haley and Mark Boone Junior were also cast in the film.[6] On June 6, 2015, Jason Stuart was cast as a slave owner Joseph Randall.[7]


Filming began on May 11, 2015 in

External links

  1. ^ Gerard, Jeremy (July 14, 2015). "Chiké Okonkwo Joins Ensemble Cast Of ‘The Birth Of A Nation’". Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ Jen Yamato. "Armie Hammer Cast In Nate Parker’s ‘The Birth Of A Nation’ - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Dave McNary. "Aja Naomi King Joins Armie Hammer in Nat Turner Movie - Variety". Variety. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Erik Pedersen. "‘The Birth Of A Nation’ Adds To Cast; Ryan Gosling In Talks For ‘The Haunted Mansion’ - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Ross A. Lincoln. "Margot Bingham Joins ‘Barbershop 3′; Penelope Ann Miller In Nat Turner Biopic - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Dave McNary. "Birth of a Nation: Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Cast in Slavery Pic - Variety". Variety. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  7. ^ Kinsey Lowe. "Brent Sexton Signs Up For ‘The Belko Experiment'; Jason Stuart Joins ‘Birth Of A Nation’ - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Campbell, Brooke (April 10, 2015). "Birth of a Nation starring Armie Hammer, begins filming mid-May". Retrieved April 12, 2015. 
  9. ^ "On the Set for 5/11/15: Cameras Roll on 'Barbershop 3', Jason Blum's Film 'Stephanie' & Rob Reiner's 'Being Charlie Wrap Up". May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 



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