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Brad Pitt Producing 'Twelve Years a Slave'

Brad Pitt Producing 'Twelve Years a Slave'

Brad Pitt and his production company, Plan B, are set to produce a big screen adaptation of Twelve Years a Slave, an autobiography written in 1853 by Solomon Northup.

The drama will be directed by Steve McQueen (Hunger), while Chiwetel Ejiofor, who has appeared in Salt, is attached to star, THR reports.

Solomon was a married, educated, and free man living in New York who moved to Washington, D.C. under the guise of receiving a job offer…until he was kidnapped and put into a slave pen. He was eventually freed thanks to the help of a Canadian carpenter who didn’t believe in slavery.

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