The Sundance breakout will open in North American theatres through Fox Searchlight on October 7.

Birth Of A Nation

Nate Parker’s slave revolt drama rocked Park City last month when Searchlight outbid Netflix to secure worldwide rights for $17.5m.

Parker stars in The Birth Of A Nation as Nat Turner, who led a bloody, early 19th century Virginia insurrection against landowners.

The cast includes Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, and Aja Naomi King.

The multi-hyphenate also produced the film with Kevin Turen, Jason Michael Berman, Aaron L. Gilbert, and Preston L. Holmes.