12 Years a SlaveDrama
Box Office: $56.6M
PRINCIPAL CASTChiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Alfre Woodard, Garret Dillahunt, Mustafa Harris, Anwan Glover, Marcus Lyle Brown, Tom Proctor, Marc Macaulay, Michael Kenneth Williams, Quvenzhane Wallis, Kelsey Scott, Ashley Dyke, Bryan Batt, Dwight Henry
WRITERSolomon Northup, John Ridley
PRODUCERJeremy Kleiner, Anthony Katagas, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Bill Pohlad, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERJohn Ridley
12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.
violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality