Conceptual artist-turned-directing-wunderkind seemed destined for big screen greatness since his first fantastic feature film, Hunger.
12 Years A Slave could just be that. The 1800s-set drama chronicles the painful odyssey of Solomon Northup (played by the great ), a free black man, who is betrayed and forced into slavery. The title suggests how long his ordeal takes, which leads him from one benign cotton farmer (played by ) to another, definitely sadistic one, (played by ).
The trailer for 12 Years A Slave looks like a very moving affair, with a massive cast apparently bringing its A-Game ( looking especially ferocious) to the proceedings.
Watch the trailer below: