'12 Years a Slave' Featurette 'Becoming Solomon Northup'

Chiwetel Ejiofor shares how he prepared for his intense role in this true story. Watch as one man fights for survival and freedom.

Watch the featurette 'Chiwetel Ejiofor becomes Solomon Northrup', which takes us through the actor's intense preparations for his role in 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, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty 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 forever alters his life.

12 Years a Slave was released October 18th, 2013 and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Quvenzhané Wallis. The film is directed by Steve McQueen.


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  1. thedude-abides

    Again, easily my most anticipated film of the year in lieu of Foxcatcher's postponement, followed closely by Inside Llewyn Davis. Ijiofer and Fassbender are, by far, the two favorites to take home top acting honors, as is the film for Best Picture. Looks bloody fantastic. Just cannot wait to see this.

    1 year agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  2. skywise

    one of my most anticipated movies coming up. Looks fantastic.

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag