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Brad Pitt to Produce ’12 Years A Slave’, Steve McQueen Directing

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"Brad Pitt Produces 12 Years A Slave"Brad Pitt is set to produce the upcoming drama adaptation ’12 Years A Slave’ with Steve McQueen as the director of the movie.

’Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ star, Brad Pitt is producing a big screen adaptation ’12 Years A Slave’. The movie is based on the autobiography by Solomon Northup in 1853. Steve McQueen has been tapped to helm the project.

As per the reports, the British actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor has been linked with the movie to play the lead role. Steve has shared the pen with John Ridley. The story of the movie is about Solomon, a black man resident of New York City, who was approached by two men offering him a job in Washington.

He gets kidnapped by them, after he lands in Washington DC and was put in a slave pen in 1841, where he was made to work in various farms around South America and rescued from a cotton plantation in Louisiana in the year 1853 with the help of a carpenter.

Dede Gardner of Brad Pitt’s Plan B Productions will produce the movie along with Jeremy Kleiner and is expected to star the filming next year. Ejiofor, who appeared in the movies like ‘2012’ and ‘Salt’ will also star as a slave in ‘Savannah’ opposite James Caviezel directed by Annette Haywood Carter.

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