Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer for their upcoming historical drama 12 Years A Slave. The film is directed by Steve McQueen and stars Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Taran Killam, and Sarah Paulson. 12 Years A Slave is scheduled for a limited release into theaters on October 18th.
Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (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 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 (Pitt) will forever alter his life.
Theatrical Trailer For 12 Years A Slave courtesy of The JoBlo Movie Network[youtube id=”iiw1cYXQw4g” width=”600″ height=”350″]
Source: Fox Searchlight Pictures