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First TV Spot for '12 Years a Slave'

– by Kellvin Chavez

12years-ss Fox Searchlight has released a first TV Spot for Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave”.

Is it too early for Oscar predictions? Best Movie? Best Actor?...

The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam and Bill Camp.

"12 Years a Slave" is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.

Have a look at the TV Spot below.

“12 Years a Slave” hits theaters on October 18, 2013.

Source: Fox Searchlight

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