feedproxy.google.com "If you want to survive, do and say as little as possible." Fox Searchlight has unveiled the first 45-second TV spot for Steve McQueen's masterpiece 12 Years a Slave, the slavery drama starring Chiwetel Ejiofor (read our interview with him here) in the true story of a free man enslaved for 12 years.
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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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