Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years A Slave Readies As Final Financier Comes Into Play

Now, while it’s never been a film that’s been doubted with regards to its ability to get its butt into theaters, the fact that it’s coming on this strong is the best news one could hope for.

Deadline reports that New Regency has come aboard along with Fox through a distribution deal, to help finance Steve McQueen’s third feature, his next team-up with star Michael Fassbender, Twelve Years A Slave.

Based on a memoir penned in 1853 by Solomon Northrup, the film will also co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor and Brad Pitt (in a small role), who also produces the feature, with his Plan B shingle.   Following the story of a freed black man who is tricked back into slavery, the film is one of the most interest projects in the works, and it is due to both the cast assembled here, and the fact that McQueen is slowly becoming one of the most beloved indie filmmakers in the arthouse world.   The film shoots in June.

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