It was over a year ago when I first started hearing about 12 Years A Slave, and I am so thrilled that the trailer is finally here! Steve McQueen (acclaimed director of Hunger and Shame) has teamed up with an amazing cast to bring us the true story of Solomon Northrup– an African-American who was born free during pre-Civil War America, but abducted and sold into slavery. Chiwetel Ejiofor (who I friggen love) plays the lead, with an unbelievable supporting cast including Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Alfre Woodard, Sarah Paulson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Paul Giamatti, and the little Oscar-nominated star herself, Quvenzhané Wallis. Peep the trailer for more! It looks absolutely stunning… and Fassbender is beyond terrifying. I cannot wait to see these performances unfold on screen.
12 Years A Slave hits theatres October 18.