Steve McQueen‘s latest film, Twelve Years a Slave, has been picked up by Fox Searchlight for a release later this year in December.
For those of you that aren’t familiar with McQueen I’d suggest watching Shame, starring Michael Fassbender. Shame might be McQueen’s best piece of work, one that both challenges you as an audience member and gives you one of Fassbender’s best performances yet.
McQueen and Fassbender have re-teamed for Twelve Years, which focuses on star Chiwetel Ejiofor. He plays a slave that was kidnapped and thrown into a slave pen, which leads to life of pain and suffering under various owners.
The film has a stacked cast, with Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy and Benedict Cumberbatch in it, as well as a few other smaller names.
I’m looking forward to seeing McQueen’s latest, because he’s one director that knows tone, mood and atmosphere unlike anyone else. His films are always difficult to sit through, but at the same time films that you’ll be glad you watched at least once. They’re always powerful and deeply rooted.
Twelve Years a Slave should be hitting theaters in December of this year.