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‘American Skin,’ Nate Parker’s first film since ‘Birth of a Nation’ flap, to screen at same France film festival as Woody Allen’s


Directors Nate Parker (left) and Woody Allen are both dogged by controversy. (Getty Images)

Is this another case of “birds of a feather”?

Nate Parker is readying a comeback following his 2016 directorial debut ‘The Birth of a Nation” —which was derailed when his 1999 rape case resurfaced.

The embattled actor and director is planning to screen his new film, “American Skin,” at next month’s Deauville American Film Festival in France next month, according The Hollywood Reporter.

It’s the same French film event where Woody Allen’s controversial “A Rainy Day in New York” will be shown, which was announced this week as the opening film.

“American Skin,” which stars Omari Hardwick (of “Power”), former “Hill Street Blues” actor Michael Warren, and “Sons of Anarchy” breakout Theo Rossi, centers on the story of a Marine veteran whose son is killed by a police officer — and decides to take matters into his own hands.

Parker wrote, directed and stars in the leading role as the father of the film, which will have its world premiere Sept. 1 at the Venice Film Festival.

His 1999 sexual assault case, which he was acquitted of, reemerged during the 2016 media rounds for “The Birth of a Nation,” which made history for being snapped up for a record $17.5 million at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

The controversy surrounding the case essentially destroyed the Fox Searchlight-distributed film’s box office success and subsequently negated its chances during awards season.

Allen’s “A Rainy Day in New York” was shelved by Amazon after the reemergence of his sexual misconduct allegations.

The 45th Deauville American Film Festival runs from Sept. 6-15.