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  • ‘Twelve Years a Slave’ Release Date Pushed Up

    Jun 27, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Favorable early test screenings of “Twelve Years A Slave” have encouraged studio heads to push the release date from late December to October 18, reports Deadline.com. The Steve McQueen-directed film – starring Chiwetel Ejiofor Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt – is based on the true story of one man’s fight for survival and […]

  • ‘Twelve Years a Slave’ Star Chiwetel Ejiofor Joins CAA

    Jan 10, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *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 […]

  • Michael Kenneth Williams in Talks to Join ‘Robocop’ Remake

    Aug 7, 12 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *“Boardwalk Empire” actor Michael Kenneth Williams is in negotiations to join the cast of “Robocop,” MGM and Sony’s remake of the classic 1987 sci-fi action movie. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] Production is set to begin in September in Toronto and so far includes Joel Kinnaman in the title role, Hugh Laurie as the villain, […]

  • Michael Kenneth Williams Joins ‘Twelve Years a Slave’ Cast

    Jun 25, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Michael Kenneth Williams has joined the cast of “Twelve Years a Slave,” an adaptation of Solomon Northup’s 1853 book about a free black man who is drugged and dragged to the South to be sold into slavery. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] The actor joins Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Brad Pitt in the Steve […]

  • Steve McQueen’s ‘Twelve Years a Slave’ Gets a Distributor

    Apr 10, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *New Regency is in talks to co-finance and distribute the Steve McQueen-directed “Twelve Years A Slave,” an adaptation of the Solomon Northup memoir originally published in 1853. As previously reported, Chiwetel Ejiofor will play Northup, Michael Fassbender will play a plantation owner and Brad Pitt will play a Northern lawyer who helps free Northup. Pitt […]

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor Attached to Brad Pitt’s ‘Twelve Years a Slave’

    Aug 17, 11 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor has signed on to topline an adaptation of “Twelve Years a Slave,” an autobiography written in 1853 by Solomon Northup, a free black man who became enslaved. Brad Pitt and his Plan B banner are producing, while Steve McQueen, who co-wrote the script with John Ridley, is directing the adaptation. Ejiofor […]