WATCH: Official Trailer for “The Birth of a Nation” Released

Nate Parker and Armie Hammer in a scene from 'The Birth of a Nation.' (Photo: Fox Searchlight)
Nate Parker and Armie Hammer in a scene from ‘The Birth of a Nation.’ (Photo: Fox Searchlight)

The Birth of a Nation took the Sundance Film Festival by storm this year, sweeping the grand jury and audience awards and setting a record for the fest’s highest sale ever. Today, Fox Searchlight dropped the official first trailer for the film from writer/director/star Nate Parker, giving audiences a longer look at the story about Nat Turner, the slave and preacher who led a famous rebellion in Virginia in 1830.

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SOURCE: USA Today
Andrea Mandell