Steve McQueen brings a harrowing true story of slavery to the big screen
12 Years A Slave tells the harrowing real-life tale of Solomon Northup; a man who was born free, but was bound into slavery later in life. Directed by Steve McQueen (, Shame) and produced by Brad Pitt, 12 Years A Slave stars Chiwetel Ejiofor (, ) as Northup and Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps, Northup's last and most vicious master.
For Fassbender and McQueen, 12 Years a Slave marks their third collaboration. The actor-director dream team recently worked together for second time on the critically acclaimed sex-addiction drama Shame. Their first film together was the acclaimed prison drama Hunger.