Trailer Park: Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor in '12 Years A Slave'
July 16th, 2013
01:05 PM ET

Trailer Park: Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor in '12 Years A Slave'

Now that we're creeping closer to fall, some of the year's heavy-hitters are releasing their trailers.

For instance, we now have our first look at Brad Pitt's "12 Years A Slave," a historical drama based on the true story of Solomon Northup, an African-American man who was deceived and sold into slavery after living as a free man in New York.

Pitt is producing the feature in addition to starring in it alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor ("Salt," "American Gangster"), who portrays Northup.

The movie, directed by Steve McQueen, is adapted from Northup's 1853 narrative of the same name. The widely read book details how the author went from being a married, educated free black man living in New York to being captured and sold after traveling to Washington, D.C. under the pretense of a job offer.

"12 Years A Slave," which also stars Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Quvenzhané Wallis and Alfre Woodard, is expected to open in limited release on October 18.


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    July 16, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. 00

    Will be seeing the movie soon...

    July 16, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Devout Atheist

    This movie looks amazing and is surely to be a strong awards contender.

    Can't wait!

    July 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ronaldo

    Ahh, back in the good old days there was actually a work product! Now, the hard working people get taxed at thirty nine percent federal plus whatever their state takes, and it's redistributed to these emancipation proclamation freeloaders who lay around in sec 8 housing watching cable eating cheetos paid for with f00dstamps high on medicaid percoset. Who is the slave today? Make a movie about that.

    July 16, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dram

      Um, I need to see your green card, Ronaldo. If you can't produce one, I'm going to have to ask you to go back to whatever godforsaken central/south American cesspool you came from. We can't build a fence high enough for your kind.

      July 16, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. derp

    If Obama had nine sons.....

    July 16, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Stick a fork in it

    Does Hollywood learn nothing from this summer's biggest flop, the white-guilt Lone Ranger? This may get some leftist viewers from NY and California, but I predict it will be a big money loss. White-guilt is a tired and boring storyline, and encouraging victimhood amongst the black population hasn't turned out well, either. Hasn't been a slave or slave owner in the US for 150 years, oh, except the Haitians that hold other Haitians in slavery at this very moment in Miami. How did Al Sharpton miss that?

    July 16, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • ***


      July 16, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thanks for the history lesson, SoKKKman

      July 16, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      its an American classic genius. if you have ever opened a book past your thrid grade graduation you might have known that

      July 16, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Devout Atheist

      I wasn't aware that films about "dark times in American history" or "overcoming bigotry" were considered left-wing propaganda.

      And you wonder why the Republican brand is falling to pieces? Good luck when the country is no longer predominantly white.

      July 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
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  11. palintwit

    Trailer Park = Sarah Palin, teabaggers, nascar, sloping foreheads, toothless, assault weapons, Honey Boo Boo, etc., etc.

    July 16, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |

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