*British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is stepping up his game with new management for the new year.
The principal character in the Steve McQueen-directed “Twelve Years A Slave” has signed with CAA for representation, according to Deadline.com.
Ejiofor’s credits include “Talk to Me” opposite Don Cheadle, “Love Actually,” “Children Of Men,” “American Gangster,” “Salt” and “Inside Man.” His next acting turn comes in the BBC production of the Stephen Poliakoff-directed “Dancing On The Edge.” He also wrote and directed the short film “Slapper” and is adapting the William Kamkwamba book The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind.
With the CAA move, he ends a long run at ICM Partners.