Brad Pitt to Produce, Steve McQueen to Direct ‘Twelve Years a Slave’

ALTNary a day seems to go by lately without some Brad Pitt movie news — never mind Brad Pitt non-movie news — and today is no different.

Pitt and his Plan B production company will produce Twelve Years a Slave, based on Solomon Northup’s autobiography of the same name … written in 1853.

More importantly, it was announced around the same time that Steve McQueen — the British filmmaker/artist behind Hunger, not the onetime American action-movie icon who passed away over 30 years ago — would be directing.

In addition, Chiwetel Ejiofor (Inside Man) has already signed up for Twelve Years a Slave, the harrowing/educational true story of Northup and his time as a slave in 1850s Washington, D.C., as well as his eventual freedom.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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