The Birth of a Nation – MovieOne of the most powerful stories in all of American history is set to receive a well deserved big screen treatment and cameras will be rolling shortly. The Birth of a Nation is coming and casting calls for various roles in this star-studded inspirational tale will be taking place very soon.The Birth of a Nation will tell the gripping story of Nat Turner, a slave and preacher who, fueled by his strength of faith and vivid religious visions, led the most successful slave rebellion in American history in 1831 Virginia. This historic epic will be led by a formidable ensemble cast fully capable of portraying the depth and gravity of these events that will feature Gabrielle Union (Bad Boys 2, Being Mary Jane, Think Like a Man Too), Armie Hammer (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Lone Ranger, The Social Network), Jackie Earle Haley (The Watchmen, Little Children, Bad News Bears), Golden Globe nominee Penelope Ann Miller (Carlito’s Way, American Crime, The Artist), Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder, Emily Owens M.D., Damsels in Distress), Roger Guenveur Smith (Do the Right Thing, American Gangster, Dope), Katie Garfield (The Vampire Diaries, Project Almanac, Sleepy Hollow) and Mark Boone Junior (Trees Lounge, Sons of Anarchy, Law & Order:Special Victims Unit). The fabulously talented Nate Parker (Beyond the Lights, Red Hook Summer, The Great Debaters) will direct the film from his own script and take on the lead role of Nat Turner. Mogul extraordinaire David S. Goyer (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight, Blade) will lead a fabulous and driven group of producers that includes Kevin Turen, Aaron L. Gilbert, Preston L. Holmes, Jason Michael Berman and sports superstars Derrick Brooks, Nnamdi Asomugha, Tony Parker and Michael Finley heading the charge to bring this important story to the big screen. Casting calls for The Birth of a Nation are taking place now and several roles of various sizes are up for grabs for up and coming performers of all ages, types and experience levels. Submissions from interested actors of all ages are being accepted today via this email address TheNationMHC@gmail.com. All further audition notices and details will be posted here throughout the production so check back for more updates and leave a message in the area below and tell us what you think of this incredible story and why you would like to be included in casting calls for The Birth of a Nation starring Gabrielle Union and Armie Hammer.