WATCH: First Trailer For ’12 Years A Slave’

Twelve Years A Slave

Last time, we only had pictures to offer, but now the trailer for Steve McQueen’s adaptation of 12 Years A Slave has been released, we can see Chiwetel Ejiofor giving it his all as the enslaved freeman Solomon Northup.

Chiwetel is not the only Brit on display, there’s a fleeting glance of Benedict Cumberbatch in there as well, taking his place in a preposterously strong ensemble cast, including Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Alfre Woodard, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano and Lupita Nyong’o.

12 Years A Slave is released early next year.

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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