"The Birth of a Nation" will probably be one of fall's most talked-about movies. At Sundance in January, studios' fierce bidding war resulted in the film festival's costliest sale in history. "Birth" also won one of Sundance's grand jury prizes and an audience award, as well as a smattering of early Oscar buzz.
The movie's first full trailer is now online, showcasing Nate Parker's directorial debut about an 1830s slave rebellion. Parker, who also wrote the script and produced "Birth," stars as Nat Turner, the preacher who led the insurrection after understanding the scope of slavery's effects.
The supporting cast includes Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Aunjanue Ellis, Penelope Ann Miller, Gabrielle Union and Jackie Earle Haley. "The Birth of a Nation" opens Oct. 7.