First Look | 12 Years A Slave


One of the year’s most anticipated films, 12 Years A Slave, opens in theaters in less than two weeks. Will audiences shower as much love on the film as the critics on the festival circuit?

Director Steve McQueen’s heartbreaking new drama tells the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup, a black man born free in upstate New York, until he was abducted and sold into slavery. The film has been described as an astonishing piece of work and has been generating HUGE awards buzz.

The film featurette takes a sobering look at the man behind the story, as the cast and crew (including leading man Chiwetel Ejiofor) talk about the experience of making the film and learning about Solomon’s incredible legacy.

12 Years A Slave opens in theaters on October 18, 2013.

Check out both the featurette and several new TV spot below: