Watch: First Featurette for Critically Acclaimed '12 Years a Slave' Drama
Just a few days ago, our own Alex Billington took to the mountains for the Telluride Film Festival where he was able to check out Steve McQueen's new movie 12 Years a Slave starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as a free black man named Northup who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, leaving behind his family and kicking off 12 years of a grueling life without freedom. Reviews (including our own) have been ranting and raving about how amazing this film is, and now a new featurette goes behind the scenes of the drama with some new footage that hasn't been featured in the first powerful trailer. This is one you won't want to miss.
Here's the first featurette for Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, originally from Yahoo:
Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave stars Chiwetel Ejiofor (of Serenity, Kinky Boots, Children of Men, American Gangster, Salt) as Solomon Northup, a man living in New York during the mid-1800s who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the deep south. The film has an incredible ensemble cast to go along, featuring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Beasts nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, Michael K. Williams and Marcus Lyle Brown. Fox Searchlight has the film scheduled for limited release on October 18th, 2013 early in the awards season. Read our review.