theguardian.com McQueen and writer John Ridley allegedly fell out after director's request for a co-credit on best adapted screenplay was rejected12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen kept hidden a simmering feud with writer John Ridley over credit for the historical biopic's Oscar-winning screenplay, reports The Wrap.The British race drama took three prizes at Sunday night's Academy Awards, best film for McQueen and his producers, best supporting actress for Lupita Nyong'o and best adapted screenplay for Ridley.
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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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