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New Trailer and Poster for Slavery Era Western EMPEROR

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The inspired by true events comes to UK Digital in March.

Director Mark Amin's Emperor is based on the true story of Shields Green (Dayo Okeniyi), an escaped slave who joined up with abolitionist John Brown (James Cromwell) in an attempt to provoke a slave revolt in 1859 Virginia. The film also stars Ben Robson, Kat Graham, Bruce Dern, Mykelti Williamson, James Le Gros, Paul Scheer and MC Gainey.

Emperor is on UK Digital from March 1st, followed by DVD on April 5th.


Check out the trailer and poster below.




The official synopsis reads:

From the producer of Django Unchained comes Emperor, an inspirational and timely portrait of courage and resilience set during a turbulent time in American history.

This epic story is inspired by the legend of 19th century freedom fighter, Shields "Emperor" Green (Dayo Okeniyi, The Hunger Games, Shades of Blue), a descendant of African kings turned outlaw slave in the pre-Civil War South.

A man fighting to free his family and bring an end to tyranny, Emperor fights his way north, joining forces with abolitionist John Brown for a daring raid on Harper's Ferry, helping to alter the course of American history in the process.

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