Brad Pitt to produce 'Twelve Years A Slave'
August 17th, 2011
12:40 PM ET

Brad Pitt to produce 'Twelve Years A Slave'

Brad Pitt is going back in time with his next project: The actor's Plan B production company is set to produce "Twelve Years A Slave," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The movie will be adapted from the autobiography written by Solomon Northup in 1853. The author was a married and educated free black man living in New York who traveled to Washington, D.C. after two men offered him a job. He was subsequently kidnapped into slavery.

Northup was able to regain his freedom after a white Canadian smuggled letters to his wife, which launched a court case that led to his release.

Chiwetel Ejiofor ("Salt," "American Gangster") is attached to play Northup in the film, which will be directed by "Hunger's" Steve McQueen. The director also co-wrote the script along with John Ridley.

Pitt's Plan B has also taken on "World War Z," which is being directed by Marc Forster and starring Pitt. The movie is in pre-production, and is slated to arrive in theaters December 21, 2012.

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  1. Abeera

    I am %100 sure it's gonna be one hell of a PIECE of ART. Since the TRIANGLE are all gathered together: Steve McQueen, MICHAEL FASSBENDER, Brad PITT. Way to go all of you. BEST of LUCK!!!! 🙂

    December 7, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    Yet they take Lone Ranger out of the works.

    August 17, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. starrfire

    I'd watch the movie so call me a sucker 🙂

    August 17, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. alecia

    Ejifor plays some good characters. if the script is any good the movie should be.

    August 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Iron Side

    Apparently you do!

    August 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Barnaby Jones

    Thanks brad but no one gives a shyt.

    August 17, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. portalpunk

    FIRSTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #1

    August 17, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |

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