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12 Years a Slave

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In Theaters: October 18, 2013

R | Drama | 2h 13m

12 Years a Slave

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.

Based on the book by Solomon Northup.

Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Alfre Woodard, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Storm Reid
Director: Steve McQueen
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Anthony Katagas, Arnon Milchan, Bill Pohlad, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen
Writer(s): John Ridley
Inspiration: Solomon Northup
Official Site: 12yearsaslave.com