12 Years a Slave trailer: Follow Solomon Northup’s true tale (video)
Steve McQueen's forthcoming historical drama stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender.
Tue Jul 16 2013
The upcoming pre–Civil War drama from director Steve McQueen (Shame, Hunger) tells the true story of Solomon Northup, a free man living in the North who is kidnapped and enslaved on a Louisiana plantation for the titular amount of time. London-born thespian Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Solomon, with Brad Pitt in the role of a Canadian abolitionist and Michael Fassbender as a villainous slave owner. Also on board are Alfre Woodard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano and the adorable Quvenzhané Wallis from Beasts of the Southern Wild.
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The flick hits theaters October 18, and some critics are already calling it an Oscar front-runner. Check out Solomon fighting for more than survival in 12 Years's trailer.
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