Chiwetel Ejiofor To Star in Slavery Film ’12 Years a Slave’

Chiwetel Ejiofor

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“Shame” director Steve McQueen is set to direct Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave,” which Brad Pitt’s Plan B shingle is producing, Variety‘s Jeff Sneider exclusively reports.

Pic tells the true story of Solomon Northrup, a New York citizen who’s kidnapped in Washington in 1841 and rescued from a cotton plantation in Louisiana in 1853.

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