Tuesday, July 16, 2013

MOVIE TRAILER: 12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave: The Extraordinary True Story of Solomon Northup is an upcoming historical drama film based on the autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The film is directed by Steve McQueen and written by John Ridley. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup. 


12 Years a Slave is based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped in Washington D.C in 1841 and sold into slavery. He worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for12 years before his release.

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup
  • Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps, a "cruel" plantation owner
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as William Ford, a Baptist preacher and a slave owner
  • Paul Dano as John Tibeats
  • Paul Giamatti as Theophilus Freeman
  • Lupita Nyong'o as Patsey, a slave on the Epps plantation
  • Brad Pitt as Bass, a Canadian carpenter
  • Alfre Woodard as Mistress Harriet Shaw
  • Sarah Paulson as Mistress Epps, wife of Edwin Epps
  • Quvenzhané Wallis as Margaret Northup, Solomon Northup's daughter
  • Dwight Henry as Uncle Abram
  • Adepero Oduye as Eliza
  • Michael K. Williams as Robert
  • Garret Dillahunt as Armsby
  • Ruth Negga as Celeste
  • Scoot McNairy as Brown
  • Taran Killam as Hamilton

12 Years a Slave is scheduled to be released on October 18, 2013.

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