12 Years a Slave Movie

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Who's Involved:

Paul Dano, Steve McQueen, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah Paulson, Dede Gardner, Garret Dillahunt, Michael K. Williams, Taran Killam, Jeremy Kleiner, John Ridley, Chris Chalk

Release Date:

Friday, October 18, 2013 (Limited)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making 12 Years a Slave

A look at the 12 Years a Slave behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Steve McQueen last directed Widows and Shame. The film's writer Steve McQueen last wrote Widows and Shame.


Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner

Production: What we know about 12 Years a Slave

Filming Timeline

On or about April 4, 2013, the film was in Completed status.

MPAA rating announced; assumed completed.

On or about March 30, 2013, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about June 24, 2012, the film was in Production status.

Now filming in New Orleans.

On or about May 26, 2012, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Shoots this summer in New Orleans.

On or about April 10, 2012, the film was in Development status.

On or about August 16, 2011, the film was in Announced status.

12 Years a Slave Release Date: When was it released?

12 Years a Slave was released in 2013 on Friday, October 18, 2013 (Limited release). There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including Escape Plan, The Fifth Estate and Carrie.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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