Michael Kenneth Williams Boards ‘12 Years a Slave’

The actor joins Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt and Chiwetel Ejiofor in Steve McQueen’s mid-1800’s drama.

Michael Kenneth Williams Boards 12 Years a Slave
Michael Kenneth Williams Boards 12 Years a Slave
Michael K. Williams has boarded Steve McQueen's mid-1800's drama 12 Years a Slave. Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Brad Pitt are already attached to star.

The film is based on the autobiography of Solomon Northrup, who was kidnapped in Washington DC and wrongfully enslaved after being born a free man. The film follows him as he works on a Louisiana cotton plantation until his rescue 12 years later.

Michael K. Williams is playing Robert, a mutinous slave.

The actor has also been seen on HBO's Boardwalk Empire and The Wire.

The project began production 2 weeks ago in New Orleans.

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.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (6)

  1. ZanyZap

    @kguy It's okay, they're the same person.

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  2. K.Guy

    When I pressed Steve McQueen's name at the first sentence, it took me to the old actor Steve.

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  3. thedude-abides

    I've said since March, this is my most anticipated film of 2013

    3 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  4. slysnide

    Glad to see MKW getting bigger roles. He deserves it. His talent shouldn't just be restricted to TV.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  5. skywise

    @cripple took the words right out of my mouth

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. Cripple

    God-damn this cast is beautiful.

    3 years agoby @crippleFlag

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