Steven McQueen is going from sex addiction in Shame to slavery in 12 Years A Slave. He’s already got Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt and Chiwetel Ejiofor signed up to star, and now Deadline reports that Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood’s Paul Dano has joined him.
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. Dano will be play one of the slave owners who beats the lead character unmercifully
McQueen is directing 12 Years a Slave from a screenplay he co-wrote with John Ridley.