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Brad Pitt Signs on for 'Twelve Years a Slave'?

Brad Pitt Signs on for 'Twelve Years a Slave'?

Brad Pitt is reportedly joining Steve McQueen‘s upcoming film, Twelve Years a Slave, opposite Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Here’s the synopsis for the film, which is based on Solomon Northup‘s 1853 autobiography: “Educated, married and living in New York, Northup was lured by a job offer in Washington only to be kidnapped and put in a slave pen, leading to years of enslavement under various owners. He finally earned back his freedom when a white Canadian carpenter who opposed slavery smuggled letters to Northup’s wife, which helped launch a court case that eventually set him free.”

Brad is also producing the film through his Plan B Entertainment company and “has been developing the project for years,” The Playlist reports.

Twelve Years A Slave marks Steve and Michael‘s third film together – they first worked together on Hunger and have recently been promoting the sex addiction drama Shame.

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