A first official look at 12 Years A Slave, the upcoming biography drama movie directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor:
“Northup, a black man living (Chiwetel Ejiofor) in New York during the mid-1800s is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the deep south.”
The film is based on the true story of Solomon Northup a black man who was born free in New York state but abducted, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War.
Besides Chiwetel Ejiofor, the cast also includes Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Alfre Woodard, Paul Giamatti, and Lupita Nyong’o.
The release date of 12 Years A Slave is set for December 27, 2013.