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McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' Release Date Moves Forward to October 18

feedproxy.google.com – Fox Searchlight has moved up Steve McQueen's much-anticipated "12 Years a Slave" from its previously announced release date of December 27 to October 18. This makes it all the more likely that the film will play the early fall festival circuit. We recently predicted it would land at Venice. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch and Paul Giamatti, among many others in a sprawling cast, star in the true-life tale of Solomon Northrup, a free African-American man abducted and sold into slavery in the pre-Civil War United States. 7 years 36 weeks ago via brucelee
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Fox Searchlight Sets Twelve Years a Slave for December

comingsoon.net – Fox Searchlight Pictures has set the release of Steve McQueen's ( Hunger , Shame ) Twelve Years a Slave for December 27. 7 years 49 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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'Twelve Years a Slave' Star Paul Giamatti Hints at What to Expect From Steve McQueen's Next Project

Twelve Years A Slave
fb.indiewire.com – In catching up with Indiewire to discuss his role in David Cronenberg's latest "Cosmopolis" (in theaters this Friday), Paul Giamatti dished a bit on his role in Steve McQueen's anticipated follow up last year's "Shame," "Twelve Years a Slave." In the film, based on the autobiography of the same name by Solomon Northup, Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Northup, a free black man who was living in New York in the 1840s when he was duped into taking a job in Washington, D.C. 8 years 29 weeks ago via brucelee
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First Look: Quvenzhané Wallis & Chiwetel Ejiofor in '12 Years a Slave'

feedproxy.google.com – She's on her way to breaking out and deserves the attention. I'm talking about Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhané Wallis, who is undoubtedly going to get some awards attention later this year. But in the meantime, since Beasts is now playing in theaters, she's got some free time and is apparently playing some kind of role in the new Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame) film 12 Years a Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, a man living in New York during the mid-1800s who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the deep south. 8 years 31 weeks ago via brucelee
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'Beasts' Star Dwight Henry Also in McQueen's 'Twelve Years a Slave'

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. 8 years 36 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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'Boardwalk Empire's' Michael Kenneth Williams Joins 'Twelve Years A Slave'

Michael Kenneth Williams
deadline.com – Michael Kenneth Williams has been added to the cast of Twelve Years A Slave. The actor joins Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Brad Pitt in the Steve McQueen-directed film. Raising Hope‘s Garret Dillahunt, Paul Dano and SNL’s Taran Killam are also in Twelve Years. Williams, best known for playing Chalky White on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Omar Little on The Wire, will play “Robert,” a mutinous slave in Twelve Years. 8 years 36 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Steve McQueen Casts Benedict Cumberbatch in 12 Years a Slave

Benedict Cumberbatch
feedproxy.google.com – The very British Benedict Cumberbatch, recently given a spectacular alternate definition ("a breakfast dish famously enjoyed by Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII," etc.) in a Sherlock Blu-ray giveaway right here on Vulture, has come aboard Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave. Portraying a plantation owner who buys free-man-turned-slave protagonist .. 8 years 40 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Taran Killam Cast in Steve McQueen Movie

Taran Killam
feedproxy.google.com – Taran Killam, poised to take over SNL any day now, is adding some dramatic work to his résumé: Deadline reports that Killam has joined the cast of Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave. He joins Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the true story of a ... 8 years 41 weeks ago via brucelee

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.

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Paul Dano Takes Role In 'Twelve Years A Slave'

Paul Dano
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Paul Dano has joined the cast of Twelve Years A Slave, the Steve McQueen-directed adaptation of Solomon Northup’s novel about a free black man who, promised a job playing violin in the circus, is drugged and dragged to Louisiana and sold into slavery. Dano will play one of the slave owners who brutalize him. 8 years 41 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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