Coming in a week is a film based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom, called 12 Years A Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Brad Pitt.
The film is set in pre-Civil War United States, and focuses on Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing the cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles to stay alive and retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.
12 Years A Slave hits select theaters October 18th.