Trailer: 12 Years a Slave

Director Steve McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender follow-up to Shame is the historical slave drama biopic 12 Years a Slave.

Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northrup, a free black man born in Saratoga Springs, New York who was kidnapped in the 1840s under the auspices of a job offer and forced into slavery in the South for 12 years under the hateful eye of Fassbender’s plantation owner.

Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Quvenzhane Wallis, and Saturday Night Live’s Taran Killam also star.

This thing has an Oscar nomination written all over it but we won’t know for sure until it hits theaters October 18, 2013.

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