First Look: Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, And Chiwetel Ejiofor Star In ‘Twelve Years A Slave’


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.


  • Meghan

    This looks amazing! Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Fassbender in the same film?? I’m there!

  • Juneh

    This looks good! I’ve had high hopes of Steven Mcqueen ever since he made Shame, so I’m kinda relieved this looks good :D

  • Krissy

    I really want to see this. I have never heard of Chiwetel Ejiofor before, but WOW. Even in still images, he just has this power and gravity that I can’t look away from. He seems to be one of those actors that can convey an entire novel in one look.

    • Shannon

      Krissy, OMG! Go watch ‘Dirty Pretty Things’ right now (or, really soon)! That’s when I fell for him– he’s great.

    • Krissy

      Will do! :)

  • cynmb7

    Chiwetel was also amazing in Kinky Boots, Salt, and Firefly. Brad deserves many, many props for getting projects like the made- Steve McQueen said this film never would have been made without Brad. Of course, the troll media will lie and call it a flop without even seeing it, like they do with all Brad & Angie’s films. However, the truth always comes out and, even if it doesn’t make huge money like WWZ , Wanted, Salt, The Tourist, or even Killing Them Softly, it will surely be appreciated for it’s amazing artistry and poignant story, just like A Mighty Heart, The Assassination of Jesse James…, and In the Land of Blood and Honey have been.