Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Steve McQueen's Next Film Will Be '12 Years a Slave'

Director Steve McQueen is set to helm '12 Years a Slave,' with Chiwetel Ejiofor in the lead, Brad Pitt's Plan B shingle is producing.

Pic tells the true story of Solomon Northrup, a New York citizen who was kidnapped in Washington in 1841 and rescued from a cotton plantation in Louisiana in 1853.

McQueen has been developing the project for some time and co-wrote the script with John Ridley ('Red Tails').