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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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  • Raine

    Interesting curious to see his transition from actor to producer hope it turns out well

  • mil

    read more about Brad ♥ –

  • jaye

    You Go Brad! For all those who have Production Companies in name only; this is what a REAL Producer does. This isn’t Pitt’s Company’s first rodeo as Producer.

  • first and last post

    from last thread for lylian, skip please.
    127 first and last post @ 08/16/2011 at 3:38 pm
    re: #5 lylian @ 08/16/2011 at 6:42 am
    “Hubby and I went up to Edinborough on the overnight train once. We slept on bunks.”
    Hi lylian,
    I agree, not only will kids love it but adults love trains. I also enjoy the atmosphere of train stations especially in countries where the tradition of trains are very old and the main form of transportation over cars or buses is still primarily by rail. The best train bunk ride I’ve taken was a local commute train from Athens to Sarajevo. I had the top bunk in a four bunk arrangement…I could look down from my top bunk and experience the gustoes of family travel, Greek style…mother, father and two children, two chickens and a rooster LOL!!! I loved it…one just had to avoid using the bathrooms or even get within two feet of the door to avoid puddles of liquid would seeping out LOL.

  • Brad Pitt holding a whip
  • bizzy bee

    i know who azz is going to be wipe your.

  • http://Ja Slig o lambert ^_^cute


  • Alissa

    Well, Brad should know all about it because, after all, Jolie has owned him for about 7 years.




  • http://Ja Slig o lambert ^_^cute

    He so boring

  • Reporting

    The wedding buzz may swirl around the couple, but they’ve been leading separate lives in London as Brad films his zombie thriller, World War Z.

    When he’s not filming, sources say he spends off-hours with pals, in particular a mysterious young assistant who we’ve reported on before.

    “Angelina is seething!” the insider says. “When she rearranged her schedule and flew to London to be with Brad, she imagined they’d be having romantic dinners and hanging out together on the set, and he’s basically blowing her off.”

    In Angie’s view, Brad is basically a bad boyfriend.

    “They had plans; then he’s left her hanging at the last minute,” the source says of the pair. “For instance, they were supposed to go to this French restaurant.”

    “Angie got all dressed up. Then he called and canceled.”

  • the pinster

    pathetic haters, how miserable your lives must be.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Why am I not surprised that the haters are the 1st to post. They are a bunch of hypocrites. JP own your @ss.

  • Lara

    It’s all go for Brad and Plan B, well done. He sure has been much more productive in all areas of his life since he met Angie.

  • a fan

    Brad is amazing.

  • Blind Item time

    This A list always movie actress says that she is crazy about her boyfriend. Loves him thinks he is the greatest. Her accolades are endless. Too bad they are not true. I think he might be surprised to know who she has been seeing other than him. More than one person. So, read all those articles and interviews with a wary eye

  • Passing Through

    # 115 from JJB @ 08/16/2011 at 2:57 pm
    Brad Pitt to Produce Drama ‘Twelve Years a Slave’ With Steve McQueen Directing
    I guess this’ll bring Spike Lee out of the woodwork screaming and yelling about why didn’t Brad ask him to direct…Just kiddin’ with ya, Spike! …not really…

  • Tina

    Brad’s Plan B has produced fantastic films and will produce more great projects in the future.

  • bdj

    Which B-C list ex sitcom star who still thinks she is A list is paying for a boytoy for the Tabloids(100th baby cover) and her upcoming rom com bust. Boytoy, in his skinny jeans and junior size biker boots, has had it up to his tiny ears with all the whining and staking of a famous couple and threatening to pull the plug on the fake romance.

  • bdj

    oops stalking as in a crazed bunny boiler with rabid hens. You guess, I guess.

  • leni

    Trolls live in their own alternate universe where the truth is a lie and a lie is the truth. Poor things.

  • Passing Through

    # 11 Reporting @ 08/16/2011 at 3:54 pm
    Pfffft. That tab lie is soooooooooo last week. Dudette…if you simply must wet yourself repeating tabloid stories…could you at least make it THIS WEEK’S lies? I could use a good chuckle today…

  • a Lurker

    Hope Glasgow weather not cause problems to WWZ filming.

  • just twelve years

    Great project. Terrible titled. Change the title.

  • sourpatch575


  • WBPfan

    Passing Through #17, I know you were just joking about Spike getting upset about not directing this movie but Steve McQueen is a brilliant British director who is black so Spike can’t pull the race card like he has with Clint Eastwood and Steven Speilburg in the past.
    McQueen and Brad met during the BAFTAS when McQueen’ won most promising filmaker for Hunger and Brad was nominated for Benjamin and Burn After Reading acting awards.

  • Vanessa

    Sounds like a very interesting film. Steve Mcqueen is such a gifted director. Love Hunger.

  • kà simply amazing

    close in they face


    Brad is rising higher than never with all those projects. Meanwhile Maniston new puppy is too busy enjoying his goldigging opportunities.
    Glad he dragged Maniston even more into the dust. No comeptition with the Brange whatsoever.
    Go Brad and Angie ! Your stars are brighter than never while the fans of Manastealin are crying to the Ocean. ahahahaha !!!.

  • kà simply amazing

    they same crap sick go a waaaay

  • Jess

    Chiwetel Ejiofor was Angie’s co star in Salt. I bet Angie recommended him to Brad. It is sweet Brad and Angie help choosing actors for each other’s film.

  • Warm Plan B

    Angie may have suggested Chiwetel who is awesome and worked with her in Salt. And Plan B seems to love making these “warm/heart melt” stories. Its all Brad’s taste ya know!

  • Passing Through

    # 30 WBPfan @ 08/16/2011 at 4:32 pm
    I know…that’s what makes it even funnier. Spike’ll be saying he’s being discrimiated against because he’s an American. “Why you hiring Brits to talk about the black Americans slave experience, Brad? How come Denzel wasn’t good enough to play the slave? Or Sam or Morgan? What about my man, Forrest? He ain’t been in a decent movie since he won that Oscar! And Jamie won an Oscar, too! And what about your homey Don? Why you not doin’ him a solid, huh? Why you gotta diss ‘em, Brad?!” LOL! Maybe Spike’ll be cool with this one since he and Brad are friends…

  • Roxy

    @Media Wh@re MANiston: They always are, looking for attention. It’s pathetic they live on a site ready to bash the Jolie-Pitts. Anyways I loved him in Salt, and I’m sure he’ll do a wonderful job in this role

  • gracie


    Keep telling that to yourself loser. If Brad was 100yrs old, why are you here looking at his pics and stalking him for the last 61/2yrs, Anuston and stumpy not interesting enough or too fugly to look at?

  • Roxy

    @Passing Through: LOL!!! that’s funny..LMBOOO!!

  • Winter Haven: a novel

    Sounds like an interesting movie. My Chewi is a good actor.

  • 3D

    Wow. Really harsh comments here. The Chin’s fans must be bored. OR they still can’t believe Pitt left her boring ugly a$$ for the Jolie.

  • anustin

    cool poppa pitt!

  • justsayin’

    @MEDIA WH@RE J/P’s:


  • Jen

    I just LOVE how Brad is keeping the family together.
    This man loves having Aangie and the kids with him wherever he goes. He is a daddy and hubby first!

  • pittlapp

    Nelehs Leaving the Building 4 a bit.
    Heading 2 the wild blue yonder-lol-
    Um Home–lol–
    No back in a bit..
    So I can relax & read-without of it all …
    Muaah my dear/s-
    Thanku in advance-such great trooper patrol/s-haha.


    refering to one’s self in the 3rd person? really? blek :0

  • pittlapp

    type lol type lol type lol type lol type lol
    laughing at one’s lame comments? really?

    anyone else can’t stand neleh’s writing style?
    i know for a fact some of you think it, but won’t say it. just ask mega4 peeps.

  • Roxy


  • bdj
  • bdj

    Pitt in Scotland for filming of World War Z
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have arrived in Scotland ahead of filming due to get underway in Glasgow

    Filming for Hollywood blockbuster World War Z is to get under way in Glasgow later, after the arrival of star Brad Pitt in Scotland.

    Parts of the city have been transformed into war-torn ruins for the next two weeks to shoot scenes for the post-apocalyptic zombie movie.

    Pitt’s partner, actress Angelina Jolie, and their six children, have also travelled to Scotland.

    Filming for World War Z has already taken place at other UK locations.

    A cast and crew of about 1,200 people will be shooting scenes in Glasgow’s George Square, and other city centre locations.

    The film is set in Philadelphia, so false shop fronts will be brought in and American cars will take to the city’s streets.

    Filming for the Paramount Pictures movie, due for release next year, has already taken place in Valletta in Malta and in Falmouth in Cornwall.

  • Passing Through

    I’m watching What Not To Wear and they had this commercial for an Anne Hathaway movie called One Day. Two weeks ago I saw a different trailer and Anne had this God awful British accent. Apparently that trailer didn’t play well because in the new trailer the few words she says are in her regular American accent. I wonder if she had to go back and loop the whole movie or if they deliberately didn’t use scenes where she had much dialog. I remember thinking that if critics thought Angie’s accent in The Tourist was bad, then wait til they get a load of Annie’s faux accent. It was beyond bad and into dangerously embarrassing acting student territory.

  • http://computer Susan

    The Headline read Madonna and her family arriving at Heathrow, it was funny as hell, because they’re calling Madonna’s twenty-four old boyfriend one of her kids. They were pictures of him kissing birthday girl on the beach yesterday. Well if Hugh Hefner can handle four pick pockets at once, Madonna should be able to handle it. The boyfriend’s Mother is not too thrilled, because she is six or eight years younger than Madonna and don’t want her Muslim son dabbling in Kabbalah.

  • anustin

    really a cute pix,miss bdj.thanks for posting.

  • anustin

    brad is hella hawt carrying his little her……sigh!!!

  • why r u naked

    wonder what the J-P kids think when they watch their mom in the Original Sin movie?