12 Years a Slave

12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel 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 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) forever alters his life.

Cast
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Solomon Northup
Paul Giamatti
Freeman
Michael Fassbender
Edwin Epps
Benedict Cumberbatch
Ford
Paul Dano
Tibeats
Garret Dillahunt
Armsby
Scoot Mcnairy
Brown
Lupita Nyong'o
Patsey
Adepero Oduye
Eliza
Sarah Paulson
Mistress Epps
Brad Pitt
Bass
Michael Kenneth Williams
Robert
Alfre Woodard
Mistress Shaw
Chris Chalk
Clemens
Taran Killam
Hamilton
Bill Camp
Radburn
Crew
Director
Steve Mcqueen
Producer
Steve Mcqueen
Brad Pitt
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Bill Pohlad
Arnon Milchan
Anthony Katagas
Executive Producer
Tessa Ross
Screenplay
John Ridley
Editor
Joe Walker
Music
Hans Zimmer
Casting
Francine Maisler