Director Steve McQueen's resume is not long, but it is distinguished. With this new 12 Years a Slave trailer, he looks to continue on that same path.
The film features an all star cast with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Alfre Woodard, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, and now frequent McQueen collaborator, Michael Fassbender.
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12 Years a Slave follows the story of Solomon Northrup, a free man who was tricked by a job offer and was sold into slavery in Louisiana. When he finally escaped, he wrote the book Twelve Years a Slave, upon which the movie is based.
The film opens of December 27th right in the thick of every other movie hunting for awards. Will 12 Years a Slave rise to the top? We'll have to wait and see.