Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
Armie Hammer....Samuel Turner
Penelope Ann Miller....Elizabeth Turner
Jackie Earle Haley....Raymond Cobb
Mark Boone Junior....Reverend Zalthall (as Mark Boone Jr.)
Dwight Henry....Isaac Turner
Aja Naomi King....Cherry
Roger Guenveur Smith....Isaiah
Tony Espinosa....Young Nat Turner
Jayson Warner Smith....Earl Fowler
Jason Stuart....Joseph Randall
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