12 Years a Slave
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Michael K. Williams
Directed By: Steve McQueen
Release Date: 10/18/2013
Slaves are not the latest trend Hollywood has chosen to focus on. Instead, director Steve McQueen (Shame, Hunger) follows up his critically-acclaimed work with a shocking look at the life of 19th-century freeman, Solomon Northup (Ejiofor). The based-on-fact story finds the Redbelt star ripped from his family and sold into slavery in the Deep South. This extraordinary ensemble cast is backed by proven talents like Benedict Cumberbatch (The Hobbit, Star Trek Into Darkness), Paul Giamatti (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Academy Award nominee, Quvenzhané Wallis.
Watch the hair-raising trailer below: