Aja Naomi King Joins Nat Turner Film


“How to Get Away with Murder” actress Aja Naomi King has been added to the cast of the upcoming Nat Turner film, which so far features Gabrielle Union, Aunjanue Ellis, Roger Guenveur and actor Nate Parker, who not only takes on the lead role, but writing and directing duties as well.

“The Birth of a Nation,” which really should seek a name change before distribution, tells the story of Nat Turner, a slave, who with the help of about fifty other slaves, staged a rebellion that ended in the death of a bunch of slave owning and avowing bigots.

No word yet on what role Aja, Gabby, Aunjanue or Roger will play, but rumor has it Aja will be portraying Turner’s wife.

Since wrapping up a successful first season of “How to Get Away with Murder,” Aja has been keeping pretty busy. Not only is she in the midst of shooting season two, she’s also taken on lead role duties in the upcoming film “Sophie.”

To keep up to date with the many projects Naja has going on, you can check her out on social media via her Twitter page, or just follow her catergory here on Brown Sista.

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  1. They should seek a name change, INDEED. However, it could work to the project’s benefit, as far as getting attention. At least from film buffs. Congrats to Aja. I miss HTGAWM.

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