’12 Years A Slave’ Trailer Previews Gruesome True Story

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 ”12 Years A Slave,” the upcoming film from Fox set in pre-Civil War America, follows the true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. After facing brutality for 12 years, Northup has an encounter with an abolitionist (played by Brat Pitt) who changes the course of his life. Check out the official trailer above, and another clip after the jump. The film hits theaters on October 18.