Jackie Earle Haley


Rorschach’s Journal. October 12th, 1985: Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face. The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout “Save us!” and I’ll whisper “No.”


Check out the first images from The Birth of a Nation, written and directed by Nate Parker, who also stars alongside Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Chiké Okonkwo, Aunjanue Ellis, Colman Domingo, Dwight Henry, Roger Guenveur Smith, Penelope Ann Miller, and Mark Boone Jr.

Set against the antebellum South, this drama follows the story of Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. After witnessing countless atrocities against fellow slaves, Nat devises a plan to lead his people to freedom.