Hollywood star Brad Pitt is reportedly set to appear alongside Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor in director Steve McQueen’s story of a freed black man who was tricked into slavery. Twelve Years A Slave is based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 autobiography, according to Screen Daily. The 47-year-old Tree of Life actor is producing the movie through his Plan B production company, and has been developing the project for years, but it’s not yet known what role he will take. The film will tell the story of Northup, who was married and living in New YorkÂ when he was lured to Washington by a job offer only to be kidnapped and put in a slave pen. This led to years of enslavement under several different owners before a white Canadian carpenter who opposed slavery smuggled letters to his wife, which helped launch a court case that eventually led to his freedom.
Source: Splash News