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12 Years a Slave's Steve McQueen 'feuded' with Oscar-winning writer

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. 6 years 29 weeks ago via jetli
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'12 Years A Slave' Scribe John Ridley Boards 'Ben-Hur' Reboot At MGM

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: MGM has set 12 Years A Slave scribe John Ridley to do a rewrite on Ben-Hur, a new adaptation of the 1880 Lew Wallace novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ, which Timur Bekmambetov will direct, based on the Ben-Hur spec the studio bought from Keith Clarke (The Way Back). 6 years 47 weeks ago via brucelee

Director Steve McQueen and star Chiwetel Ejiofor Talk About 12 Years a Slave

9:22 PM 10/11/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
12 Years a Slave is Steve McQueen’s third directorial effort and the contemporary artist turned filmmaker has done nothing but hit them out the park. With such a strong body of work behind him, MoviesWithButter asked, “Now that you’re established and your work has the attention of a major international audience, did you feel at all obligated to tackle the subject of slavery?” A black man and an Englishman, McQueen said, “No, it was an incredible story.

12 Years a Slave

Posted May 21st, 2012 by Binh Ngo

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.

All Is By My Side

Posted May 7th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

Biopic of Jimi Hendrix when he was in England working on his debut album "Are You Experienced." The movie is expected to shoot sometime in May 2012.

Red Tails

Posted November 16th, 2011 by Binh Ngo

1944. To help win the war, the Pentagon brass has no choice but to consider the untested African-American pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program.

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Fassbender, McQueen re-team for 'Slave'

variety.com – McQueen will direct from a script he co-wrote with John Ridley -- Call it a three-peat for Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen, as the thesp and multi-hyphenate are reteaming again on McQueen's next pic "12 Years a Slave." 8 years 49 weeks ago via jetli
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