"From acclaimed director Steve McQueen comes this 'deeply evocative and brilliantly acted film (Claudia Puig, USA Today) based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor in a gripping performance), an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender) and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt and newcomer Lupita Nyong o, 12 Years A Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope."
Steve McQueen, Paul Giamatti, Marc Macaulay, Brad Pitt, Robert Martin Steinberg, Alfre Woodard, Christopher Berry, Richard Holden, Bryan Batt, Sarah Paulson, Tom Proctor, Garret Dillahunt, Chjwetel Ejiofor, Bill Camp, Michael Kenneth Williams, Taran Killam, J.D. Evermore, Benedict Cumberbatch, Douglas M. Griffin, Paul Dano, Scoot McNairy, Michael Fassbender, Kelsey Scott, Tony Bentley, Chris Chalk, Andy Dylan, Anwan Glover, Adepero Oduye, Lupita Nyong'o, Deneen Tyler, Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Mustafa Harris, John McConnell, Ashley Dyke, Marcus Lyle Brown, Dickie Gravois, Mister Mackey, Craig Tate, Storm Reid, Vivian Fleming-Alvarez, J.C. Victor, Liza J. Bennett, Nicole Collins, Gregory Bright, Austin Purnell, Thomas Francis Murphy, Andre Shanks, Kelvin Harrison, Scott M. Jefferson, Isaiah Jackson, Topsy Chapman, Devin Maurice Evans, Jay Huguley, Willo Jean-Baptiste, Cameron Zeigler, John Ridley, Solomon Northup