12 Years a Slave
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o and Benedict Cumberbatch star in the bio-pic drama 12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen. Watch the movie trailer and view the poster below. 12 Years a Slave will be released on Digital HD on February 18 with a Blu-ray and DVD release following on March 4. Based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, 12 Years a Slave tells the true story of Northup (Ejiofor), a free-born African American from upstate New York, who was abducted and sold into slavery.
TWELVE 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) will forever alter his life.
- A Historical Portrait – A documentary that explores director Steve McQueen’s unique artistry in bringing this remarkable story to life with readings from the book by actor Chiwetel Ejiofor that brings authenticity and dimension to the real story of Solomon.
- The Team – Profiles the creative minds assembled by McQueen to bring Solomon Northup’s journey to life;
- The Score – Follows film composer Hans Zimmer as he creates his dramatic score.