I’d honestly heard nothing about this one, but the cast is outstanding. Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor (who is always the bad guy in Serenity for me), Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch and Paul Dano among others. This may be one to look for this fall. Official description below:
Set for release on October 18, 12 Years a Slave is based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northrup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, who was 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) will forever alter his life.