Featurette: Behind the scenes of 12 Years A Slave


In this featurette for director Steve McQueen’s upcoming film 12 Years A Slave, we get some behind the scenes info about why McQueen and the movie’s producers felt the need to make a movie about slavery and why they felt the story of free man-turned-slave Solomon Northrup was the best vehicle for them.

12 Years A Slave will release in theaters this October and will feature the acting chops of Benedict Cumberpatch, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Paul Dano, and Quvenzhané Wallis. Personally, I think this movie has a good shot at 2014’s Oscar nominations, due to it’s dramatic flair and subject matter, not to mention a stellar cast. What do you think about 12 Years A Slave’s awards possibilities?