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    Watch: First Clip From 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor & Thandie Newton

    Timed to coincide with the forthcoming release of "Americanah," the third novel from heavy-hitting Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the first look at the adaptation of her prize-winning second novel "Half of a Yellow Sun" has arrived, and a handsome fellow it is too.

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    No Surprise - MPAA Gives Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years A Slave' An 'R' Rating

    But of course! If the MPAA had rated it PG13, or anything other than an "R," I'd be very concerned.

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    McQueen's 'Twelve Years a Slave,' Starring Pitt, Ejiofor and Fassbender, Gets Oscar-Friendly 2013 Release Date

    Fox Searchlight took a huge gamble picking up Steve McQueen's Toronto 2010 entry "Shame," starring Michael Fassbender as a tormented sex addict, which hit theaters in 2011. Fans of McQueen's work (which also includes 2008's "Hunger") have been chomping at the bit for his next film. Searchlight is gi...

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    Fox Searchlight Announces December 27, 2013 Release Date For 'Twelve Years A Slave'

    Excitement: We will be releasing Steve McQueen's TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE (C. Ejiofor, B. Pitt & M. Fassbender) on December 27, 2013!

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    Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2014 Best Actor Nominees

    As part of our steady quest to go cold turkey from the Oscar season over the next few days, we've been running down some of our possibilities for the films that will be elbowing each other for awards in 2014. Yesterday, we looked at Best Picture, and today, we turn to Best Actor, won this year by Da...

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    Early Reactions To 'Twelve Years A Slave' Suggest Average Black Audiences Won't Like It

    A film I'm eagerly-anticipating this year, which we believe will likely premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, is Steve McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave - one of 7 more slave-themed films I highlighted in a January post, that we can expect some time this year.

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    Encore In Talks To Bring Chiwetel Ejiofor's BBC Mini-Series 'Dancing On The Edge' To USA TV

    The BBC/ITV collaborative effort that is Dancing On The Edge, will premiere on February 4, on BBC2, which is obviously great for UK audiences.

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    Watch: Trailer For Chiwetel Ejiofor's Jazz Age BBC Miniseries 'Dancing On The Edge'

    Chiwetel Ejiofor has been turning in great performances since Steven Spielberg spotted him and cast him in “Amistad” back in 1996, but it wasn’t until almost a decade later he started to make himself known to wider audiences in the likes of “Children of Men,” “Ins...

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    Chiwetel Ejiofor's BBC Mini-Series 'Dancing On The Edge' Gets Premiere Date, New Trailer

    The BBC/ITV collaborative effort that is Dancing On The Edge, is one we've been following since it was first announced in 2011. 

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    Illustrated Version Of '12 Years A Slave' Issued To Honor 160th Anniversary Of Northup's Freedom

    I'm sure everyone knows that the upcoming Steve McQueen film, Twelve Years A Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, is based on a book of the same name, co-written by Solomon Northup, detailing his 12 years in captivity. 

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