From Irish Political prisoners, sex addicts and now Steve McQueen tries his hand Slavery in 12 Years A Slave, a true story of a freeman turned slave, watch first trailer now.
Based on the true story of Solomon Northrup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) an educated and talented blackman born a freeman in New York, talented musician who finds himself abducted pushed into slavery.
Whilst his movie Shame divided audiences, critics 12 Years A Slave has a wider appeal and a appeal that stretches to possible Oscar talk especially for the film’s protagonist, British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. This is a powerful trailer that does rise above the generic conventions, a shame part of not just American history but also British history and even has a relevance in today’s society. If your not drawn in by the trailer the fantastic cast will do the trick: Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Quvenzhane Wallis, Sarah Paulson, Paul Dano, Scoot McNairy, Garrett Dillahunt, Alfre Woodard, Dwight Henry, Michael K. Williams,Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyongo and Garret Dillahunt.
12 Years A Slave will be released in UK&Ireland on 24th January 2014 (USA 27th December).