You’d have thought that Steve McQueen might have wanted to leave Michael Fassbender out of 12 Years A Slave, just so he could find out whether he could actually make a movie without him. However Variety reports that after Fassbender appeared in both of McQueen’s first two films (Hunger and Shame), he’ll also now be in his third, although we don’t know what role he’ll play.
The project is based on the true story of Solomon Northrup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man in the mid-19th Century who was kidnapped in Washington and sold into slavery. He was rescued from a Louisiana cotton plantation in 1853.
McQueen is directing 12 Years a Slave from a screenplay he co-wrote with John Ridley. Production is scheduled to begin early next year on 12 Years a Slave.
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