12 Years A Slave

12 Years A Slave is set to one of the stand out films of 2014 as Steve McQueen returns to the director's chair.

The movie is a big screen adaptation of the memoir by Solomon Northup about his time in slavery.

Chiwetel Ejiofor will take on the role of Northup, while Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch and Paul Dano are also on board.

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.

In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Pitt) forever alters his life.