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Posted by | Ray Cornelius

British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor leads an all-star cast in Steve McQueen’s new epic drama 12 Years a Slave.  The film stars a bevy of Hollywood heavyweights including Alfre Woodard, Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Michael Kenneth Williams, Quvenzhané Wallis and introducing Lupita Nyong’o.

12 Years a Slave  tells the story of Solomon Northup, a free Black man from New York who worked as a carpenter and violinist before he was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana. For 12 years, he was enslaved before he was able to get the whereabouts to his family. The film is based on Northup’s best-selling memoir of the same name.

In addition to starring in 12 Years, Brad Pitts’ company Plan B, is also producing the film. He is also producing the upcoming MLK drama, “Selma” which is now being directed by Ava DuVernay.

Take a look at 12 Years a Slave  below and tell us what you think?

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12 Years a Slave  arrives in theaters on October 18, just in time for Oscar consideration.