25 May 2024

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave Receives First Trailer


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 CumberbatchPaul GiamattiQuvenzhane WallisSarah PaulsonPaul DanoScoot McNairyGarrett DillahuntAlfre WoodardDwight 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).


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