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Chiwetel Ejiofor and Steven McQueen Team up For 'Twelve Years A Slave'

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Chiwetel Ejiofor will be playing a slave in Steve McQueen ‘Twelve Years a Slave.’  A autobiography written in the 1853 by Solomon Northup. Northup tell his story being a man from New York, being  kidnapped and forced to become a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. Brad Pitt’s Plan B is producing.  Steve McQueen is a british director that’s final getting some overdue attention. His debut film ‘Hunger’ about the Irish hunger strike manage to bring home a award  at Cannes in 2008.  ‘Twelve Years a Slave ‘ is the second film that Ejinofor and MaQueenwill be doing together  the second is based on the broadway production ‘Fela’ about a african musician activist.   Its Kind of weird that  two ‘brits” are telling a story about Americas ugly past. Jamie Foxx will also be playing a slave in  Quintin Tarentino’s slave epic ‘Dejango Unchained’ a story of a slave turned bounty hunter that is out for vengeance for the lost of his love ones.


 

 

 

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