One of my favorite directors, Steve Mcqueen, has a new film coming out this October. Following "Hunger" and "Shame", I'm looking forward to see what this "thinking man's" director has for my mind. "12 Years a Slave" is based on a true story in which a free man is abducted from New York and sold in to slavery in the south.
The film has an all star cast which includes: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Alfree Woodard, Paul Giamatti, Quvenzhané Wallis and more! From the trailer you can see this is no stylized, fantastical "Django" look at slavery but a grounded in bleak reality vision of a true story. The trailer is moving, and I can't wait to see this film.