Hello Tripican fam! By now you must be quite familiar with the names Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o and the movie 12 Years A Slave. But if not, where have you been?
The 9-time Academy Award nominated movie has been heating up fashion editorials, red carpets, award ceremonies and now will be on your theatre screens soon. Without further a do, Tripican.com presents the amazing movie, 12 Years A Slave.
12 Years a Slave is a 2013 American-British epic historical drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 memoir of the same name by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free negro who was kidnapped in Washington D.C in 1841 and sold into slavery. He worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for twelve years before his release.
This third feature film was written by John Ridley. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup and has been widely praised for his work.
The film opened to critical acclaim, being named the best movie of the year by several media outlets, and receiving several awards and nominations including the 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Pictures – Drama and 9 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director (Steve McQueen), Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender) and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o). Beat that?!It’s a must-see movie!
Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup, the New York State citizen who was kidnapped and made to work on a plantation in New Orleans in the 1800s.
Steve McQueen directs from a script he co-wrote with John Ridley, based in part by Northup’s memoir. Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, and Paul Giamatti co-star.
• Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup
• Michael Fassbender as Edwin Epps
• Lupita Nyong’o as Patsey
• Sarah Paulson as Mary Epps
• Benedict Cumberbatch as William Ford
• Brad Pitt as Samuel Bass
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About Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup
Chiwetelu Umeadi “Chiwetel” Ejiofor born 10th July, 1977 is a British actor of film, television, and theatre.
He has received numerous acting awards and nominations, including The Operative in Serenity (2005), Lola in Kinky Boots (2005), Luke in Children of Men (2006) and Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which he received Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Actor. If you ask us, he has done extremely well.
He is considered “one of the greatest actors of his generation”, as well as hailed as giving the best performance of his generation.
Lupita Nyong’o as Patsey
Lupita Nyong’o born in Mexico City, 1983 is a Kenyan actress and film director. She made her American film debut in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave (2013) as Patsey for which she received critical acclaim. For her role, Nyong’o won the Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and was nominated for the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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