Chiwetel Ejiofor stars for director Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame) in the true story of Solomon Northup, a free-born black man who was kidnapped, drugged, and sold into slavery in 1841 before regaining his freedom 12 years later. Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Quvenzhane Wallis, Sarah Paulson, Paul Dano, Scoot McNairy, Garrett Dillahunt, Alfre Woodard, Dwight Henry, and Michael K. Williams also star in the drama which Fox Searchlight will open October 18 with an eye on awards season. Watch the first 12 Years A Slave trailer:

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