Steve McQueen impressed many with Hunger and Shame, but now he’s moved onto something slightly different with 12 Years A Slave. Now the first images from the film have arrived, via USA Today, giving us a look at the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Fassbender in the movie.
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. Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Scoot McNairy, Garret Dillahunt and Alfre Woodard also star. A prime Oscar-bait release is planned for the end of the year.
Take a look at the pics above and below.