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'Beasts' Star Dwight Henry Also in McQueen's 'Twelve Years a Slave'

Dwight Henry – "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 35 weeks ago via theothersenhman

'Boardwalk Empire's' Michael Kenneth Williams Joins 'Twelve Years A Slave'

Michael Kenneth Williams – 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

Steve McQueen Casts Benedict Cumberbatch in 12 Years a Slave

Benedict Cumberbatch – 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 39 weeks ago via jackiechan

Taran Killam Cast in Steve McQueen Movie

Taran Killam – 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 40 weeks ago via brucelee

Paul Dano Takes Role In 'Twelve Years A Slave'

Paul Dano – 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 40 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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