Cumberbatch To Join Slave Documentary Movie

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Star Trek 2′s Benedict Cumberbatch will be joining the cast of 12 Years a Slave.

Directed by Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave is based on an 1853 non-fiction book by Solomon Northrup.

12 Years a Slave is the story of Northrup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery, ending up on a Louisiana plantation.

Cumberbatch will play the plantation owner who buys the slave, and who is “won over by his engineering skills.”

Others set to appear in 12 Years a Slave include: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt.

12 years a Slave is expected to be released next year.


Source: Variety

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