Nate Parker is working hard on his directorial debut The Birth of a Nation, a historical drama about the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner, set to begin filming as early as May.
In addition to directing the movie, Nate also wrote and is set to star in the film. Despite the fact that Nat Turner isn’t generally portrayed as a good guy in America’s history books, Nate is excited to portray him.
“A lot of people thought he was a bad guy, but it’s [about one’s] perspective,” Parker says. “I don’t think he was a bad guy at all, but we all have our ideas of what we want and why we want it, and what we’ll do to achieve those things.”
Nate Parker will star in a Nat Turner historical drama titled “The Birth of a Nation,” a film which he also wrote and will direct.