This true story turned movie takes place in the pre-Civil War United States, where Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
The Extraordinary True Story of Solomon Northup is an upcoming historical drama film based on the autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery.
The cast includes Brad Pitt and Alfre Woodard and is a great film that works to remind us of the horrors of slavery. We haven’t had a true slavery movie in a while, and Django Unchained sort of made light of the slavery issue by featuring it into an entertainment action film.
However Director Steve McQueen does an amazing job at retelling the true story of a great man.