Fox Searchlight has released the first set of official images from Shame director Steve McQueen‘s highly anticipated drama 12 Years a Slave. The film, written by John Ridley, is based on Solomon Northrup‘s historical book. Check out the images below.
The film features a strong cast that includes Chiewetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberpatch, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Scoot McNairy, Paul Giamatti, Michael Williams, Sarah Paulson, and Quvenzhané Wallis.
Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Northrup, a free black man from upstate New York who is abducted and sold into slavery in a pre-Civil War United States. 12 Years a Slave will be released into theaters on December 27th. It won’t be surprising if the film premieres at the Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, or New York Film Festival later this year. Check back for more updates.