Dwight Henry
feedproxy.google.com "I'm your daddy, and it's my job to take care of you." Happy to report news related to one of my favorite films of the year, Beasts of the Southern Wild, which arrives in US theaters tomorrow (June 27th). I caught mention on The Playlist of a tip in The Washington Post's feature on Dwight Henry, co-star of Beasts, about his role in the upcoming McQueen film Twelve Years a Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor.
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12 Years a Slave Synopsis and Credits

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) will forever alter his life.

"12 Years a Slave" stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dwight Henry, Michael Fassbender, Michael Kenneth Williams, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Ruth Negga, Sarah Paulson, Scoot McNairy, and Taran Killam.

Directed by Steve McQueen.
Written by John Ridley and Steve McQueen.
Produced by Bill Pohlad, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner.
Production company/distributor: New Regency.

Release Date: October 18, 2013

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