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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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# 1

McQeen + fassy + Pitt = dream team

# 2

yeayy..!!Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender…!!

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JoliePittWatch @ 10/26/2011 at 12:37 am

Angie and Brad’s mom Jane Pitt went to Poland to visit Auschwitz last Saturday.
http://joliepittwatch.com/

# 5

It’s cool that Brad Pitt is doing movies about life’s struggles. I hope he wins an Oscar soon!

# 6

It sounds like a great film.

# 7

brad has been making good movie choices since he found his love angie,cannot wait to see their upcoming projects

# 8

ahhh ha ha ha!!! i love michael fassbender’s smile!!! too cute!!!

# 9

I read it gonna shoot in January 2012 and release late 2012, supposedly in time for award season 2013.

Pitt, Fassy and McQueen? This is going to be so good. Brad picks great projects now that he’s with Ang.

@JoliePittWatch:
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#4
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I am so glad Angie and Jane took this trip together. I can imagine the discussions they must have had on the trip there and on the trip back home. Two brilliant women discussing serious world and historical issues.
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And I can imagine what Angie must have shared with Brad about their trip. How hard it must have been to see that place and all it stood for at that time in the world. I wish I could say we, as a people learned a great lesson from the Holocaust but, sadly, the world does not show that we learned much.
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If only we could learn to treat others as we would like to be treated. The world would be a far better place.

Thank you JoliePittWatch for posting that link. Everytime I see pics of Brad’s parents with Angie, it gives me extra buzz and makes me happy coz it’s like they are telling the tabs, you should all go fcuk yourselves, we love our son’s wife (Angie) and that other b!!tch you liars think we love is all old tab/pap lies and 100yrs old news. We are united family and we support Angie. Do you guys notice the tabs don’t print the lies anymore coz they know with all the pics of Brad’s parents with Angie floating around, no one believe their lies anymore. The two women doing charity work together is great. Angie is the best thing that happened to this family, Brad’s sister adopting from Africa, his brother doing charity work in Africa and getting recognition for it and his mom’s charity work getting huge publicity and she may also be collaborating with Angie. The JP union is here to stay. What a fabulous daughter- in-law she is. Goodluck to them and God bless them all.

I am loving Brad’s choices of movies. What a variety of parts he is selecting to play. This should be a great film. And I enjoyed Chiwetel in SALT. I loved what he did at the end of the movie.
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Brad, is so handsome in this picture. :)

quentin carmicheal @ 10/26/2011 at 2:02 am

what is not to love in this project? so looking forward to this film.

Hi Jen, I am totally with you. Angie and Jane working together or doing charity work together is great for their friendship and a great way to strenghten the bond between them. This will only bring them closer. I love it.

BP has an impeccable taste of great movies and movie roles.

Yahhhh Go Brad !! Keep up the Good Work you Hunk!

@JoliePittWatch:
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Thank you to JoliePittWatch.
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Obviously, these 2 ladies like each other company quite a lot. Proof is in the amount of time they have spent together and the regular visits both make of each other. I wonder if Pitt Senior is also there.
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I love autobiographies. Im looking forward to see this movie

Jen MANASTEALIN @ 10/26/2011 at 6:12 am

Plan B is on a roll ! Brad is really going to another level and expanding his resume with all those meaty projecyts. He doesn’t stay on his laurels and look for great autors out there.
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He keeps on adding stature to his persona. It’s amazing the number of meaty project and critically acclaimed movies he has put out during the past 6 years.
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I love, love Fassy, Pitt, Mc Queen and Chiwetel !
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iI am Glad and proud for Mc Queen. Finally an Black European as myself going big, writing and directing meaty projects that Hollywood embraced !
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A can full of tremendous talent out there. Explosive combination !

world exclusive @ 10/26/2011 at 6:13 am

Jolie, 2 tabloid cover
One with my story

AFTER REALITY 10 @ 10/26/2011 at 6:40 am

another not making money project
Pitt is a looooser knoe
So Pitty

@world exclusive: @AFTER REALITY 10:

Move on.. seriously.. you are idiots..

Brad Pitt is a STAR.. has made some of the most Iconic films. Many of which can be found on the 100 best films ever.

YOU have accomplished nothing in your life except show that you are an IDIOT.

get a job or get of the couch.. Brad will always be remembered.. NOBODY knows you and they don’t want too.

LOL… at you LOSER

Brad has said he is not taking project to only make money. They must have staying power. He is making movies that will be around and talked about for years by true movie buffs.
Brad has enough money so now he is looking for projects that makes a difference in people lives, eg building homes for the less fortunate in this country and abroad. He is now into giving back, he does not have to worship the almighty dollars any more.
Angie and his children makes him richer than any amount of money he can make from fly by night movies just to fill his pocket.

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