Friday, August 30, 2013

Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch: 12 Years A Slave to Have Its Premiere at the New York Film Festival

News David Crow 8/30/2013 at 3:43PM

Fox Searchlight has announced that the official release for director Steve McQueen’s (Shame) upcoming 12 Years A Slave is slated to premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 8.

Based on a true story, 12 Years a Slave is to chronicle the harrowing life of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man in Upstate New York who is abducted and sold in chains to a malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender). The movie will tell of his 12-year struggle for freedom and dignity, as well as the surprise encounter of a Canadian abolitionist played by Brad Pitt.

The film’s cast also includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Garrett Dillahunt, Sarah Paulson and Michael Kenneth Williams.

12 Years A Slave has its official U.S. release date on October 18.


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