12 Years a Slave

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Distributor U.S. Release

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In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.
the official version from foxsearchlight.com on August 24, 2013



Production History as of April 4, 2013

Completed

MPAA rating announced; assumed completed.

Post-Production

Production

Now filming in New Orleans.

Pre-Production

Shoots this summer in New Orleans.

Development

Announced

Production Budget

$20,000,000 Estimated

Shooting Locations

June 2012:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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