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    Watch: Promo Reel For TIFF Flick 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor & Thandie Newton Plus New Pics

    There's going to be a lot of Chiwetel Ejiofor coming your way by the end of the year. Next month he'll star in the drama "Savannah" opposite Jim Caviezel which opens in limited release, and of course he's the lead in the Oscar touted "12 Years A Slave" which is headed to TIFF. But the actor has anot...

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    Toronto International Film Festival Launches Oscar Race; 'Fifth Estate' Is Opener, 'Life of Crime' Is Closer

    DreamWorks’ World premiere of Bill Condon's "The Fifth Estate" will open the 38th Toronto International Film Festival announced that the world premiere of Festival on September 5; the fest will close on September 15 with the world premiere of Daniel Schechter’s "Life of Crime."

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    Film Adaptation Of 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Will Open Africa International Film Festival

    I was able to confirm directly with the festival programmer/curator Keith Shiri, that long-awaited, much-anticipated film adaptation of celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Orange Prize-winning novel, Half Of A Yellow Sun, will be the opening night film at the Africa International Film Fes...

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    We've Read It! Thoughts On Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' Script

    On the heels of Tambay's Book-To-Film report yesterday, I had an opportunity to read a 2011 draft of the adapted screenplay for Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, a film we’ve been eagerly anticipating and debating about for many months now. We know Chiwetel Ejiofor is slated to play Solomon Nor...

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    From Book To Film: A Look At Steve McQueen's Upcoming Adaptation Of '12 Years A Slave'

    NOTE: If you don't like spoilers, I strongly suggest that you skip this entire post. I don't give everything away, and we don't even really know with certainty how different the film will be from the novel. But just a precaution.

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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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