12 Years a Slave New Featurette: “The Director’s Vision”

12 Years a Slave Featurette
Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in '12 Years a Slave' (Photo © Fox Searchlight)
Go behind the scenes of 12 Years a Slave with director Steve McQueen, the producers, cinematographer, screenwriter, and actors for a look at McQueen’s vision for the film. 12 Years a Slave, one of the film’s earning the most Oscar buzz, will open in theaters on October 25, 2013.
The cast is led by Chiwetel Ejiofor and includes Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam and Bill Camp.
The Plot:
12 Years a Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. 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) forever alters his life.
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-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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