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    WATCH: First Trailer for McQueen's '12 Years a Slave,' Starring Ejiofor and Fassbender

    The first trailer for Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" has arrived. The Fox Searchlight title stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, a free black man in the pre-Civil War United States who is abducted and sold into slavery. The sprawling cast includes Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, ...

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    Watch: Here's the First Trailer for Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave'

    Steve McQueen's first film since the 2011 "Shame" promises to pack another wallop.

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    Watch: First Trailer For Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender & More

    While it may not be a movie that appeals to the general public on the scale of "Iron Man 3" or "Man Of Steel," to the more cinephile-oriented viewers, there are few movies coming in 2013 as exciting as Steven McQueen's slavery drama "12 Years A Slave." Earlier this month we got the first images from...

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    Watch Chiwetel Ejiofor As Patrice Lumumba In Trailer For Aimé Césaire's 'A Season In The Congo'

    Before he makes his star turn in Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave, and his feature directorial debut with William Kamkwamba's story, revered thespian Chiwetel Ejiofor can be seen on stage, playing Patrice Lumumba, in Aimé Césaire's play, A Season in the Congo, at the Young Vic in London - a producti...

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    Still Waiting For '12 Years A Slave'? Watch The Trailer For Chiwetel Ejiofor's Other Freed Slave Movie 'Savannah'

    Bet you forgot about this movie didn't you? First announced back in 2011 and shot the same year, it seems we're going to get a double dose of Chiwetel Ejiofor playing a freed slave in 2013. Of course, he's set to lead the hugely anticipated "12 Years A Slave," but he's also got a co-starring role i...

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    Chiwetel Ejiofor Will Indeed Make His Directorial Debut Adapting William Kamkwamba's Story

    It was in January of this year when we first reported that Chiwetel Ejiofor is currently adapting William Kamkwamba's book The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind.

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    Chiwetel Ejiofor To Direct Adaptation Of William Kankwamba Autobiography 'The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind'

    A talented presence mostly absent from this past cinematic year, Chiwetel Ejiofor is thankfully set for not one but two centerpiece roles soon: first this fall in Steve McQueen's “Twelve Years a Slave,” and later in Craig Zobel's thriller “Z for Zachariah.” And another dramatic project has captured ...

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    Fox Searchlight Moves '12 Years A Slave' Release Date Up By Almost 2 Months

    This actually makes more sense to me. I wondered about the initially-planned December 27 release date.

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    First Look: Six New Images for Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years a Slave,' Starring Ejiofor, Fassbender, Cumberbatch and More

    Fox Searchlight has released the first official images for Steve McQueen's highly anticipated "Twelve Years a Slave," starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson and Lupita Nyongo.

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