First Clip and New Images from 12 YEARS A SLAVE Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender


Fox Searchlight has released the first clip from 12 Years a Slave.  The true story is based onSolomon Northup’s autobiography of the same name, and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor (Children of Men) as Northup, an educated and married black man living in New York in 1841.  Northup was approached by two men about a job offer in Washington D.C., but when he showed up he was kidnapped and forced into slavery for over a decade.  The clip features one of the film’s more potent scenes where Solomon, before he’s kidnapped and sold into slavery, chooses to turn a blind-eye to the heinous institution.



Want to comment on this? First, you must log in to your SideReel account!