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Runtime: 134 min

Genres: Biography | Drama | History

Languages: English

Countries: UK | USA

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 (Hunger) 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. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Directors (1)

Writers (2)

John Ridley (screenplay by)
Solomon Northup (based on "Twelve Years a Slave" by)

Composers (1)

Editors (1)

Cinematographers (1)

Sean Bobbitt director of photography

Actors (93)

Adepero Oduye Eliza
Alfre Woodard Mistress Shaw
Andre De'Sean Shanks Victim 1 (as Andre Shanks)
Andre Robinson Slave Boy (uncredited)
Andy Dylan Treach
Anwan Glover Cape
Ashley Dyke Anna
Austin Purnell Bob
Benedict Cumberbatch Ford
Bill Camp Radburn
Blake Burt Upper Class Pedestrian (uncredited)
Bob Walker Abolitionist Landowner (uncredited)
Brad Pitt Bass
Bryan Batt Judge Turner
Cameron Zeigler Alonzo Northup
Caroline Grace Williamson Ford Daughter (uncredited)
Carroll Burt Lower Class Pedestrian (uncredited)
Chaz Smith Cigar Smoker (uncredited)
Chiwetel Ejiofor Solomon Northup
Chris Chalk Clemens
Christopher Berry Burch
Corrina Roshea Slave Buyer (uncredited)
Craig Tate John
Cynthia LeBlanc Washington D.C. Pedestrian (uncredited)
Deneen Tyler Phebe
Devin Maurice Evans Slave Spiritual Singer 2
Devyn A. Tyler Margaret Northup (adult)
Dickie Gravois Overseer
Douglas M. Griffin Sailor
Dwight Henry Uncle Abram
Elton LeBlanc Hotel Dining Patron (uncredited)
Emily D. Haley Tea Seller (uncredited)
Erin Rementer Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
Garret Dillahunt Armsby
Gerard 'Jerry' Lewis Slave Guard (uncredited)
Gregory Bright Edward
Haley Powell Slave Girl (uncredited)
Haylie Creppel Child in the Park (uncredited)
Isaiah Jackson Zachary
James C. Victor Buyer (as J.C. Victor)
Jarett Shorts Hornboy (uncredited)
Jason Ament Cooke (uncredited)
Jason Owen Safty (uncredited)
Jay Huguley Sheriff
J.D. Evermore Chapin (as JD Evermore)
Jim Gunter Steamboat Crew 2nd Mate (uncredited)
Jim Johnson Lower Class Pedestrian (uncredited)
JJ Coker Mr. Bartholomew (uncredited)
John C. Klein Lumber Mill Customer (uncredited)
John McConnell Jonus Ray
Jon Arthur Steamboat Crew 1st Mate (uncredited)
Joseph Randy Causin Steamboat Crew (uncredited)
Justin Christopher Vaughn Ezra (uncredited)
Justin Edward Davis Saratoga Park Pedestrian (uncredited)
Kelsey Scott Anne Northup
Kelvin Harrison Victim 2
Kevonte Mcdonald Slave (uncredited)
Liza J. Bennett Mistress Ford
Lupita Nyong'o Patsey
Marc Macaulay Captain
Marcus Lyle Brown Jasper
Mark Joyce Street Merchant (uncredited)
Michael Fassbender Edwin Epps
Michael K. Williams Robert (as Michael Kenneth Williams)
Mister Mackey Jr. Randall
Mustafa Harris Sam
Myesha-Tiara Edwin Epps's Slave (uncredited)
Nicole Collins Rachel
Paul Dano Tibeats
Paul Giamatti Freeman
Philip A. Scott Slave (uncredited)
Quvenzhané Wallis Margaret Northup
Richard Holden Fitzgerald
Ritchie Montgomery Roadman (uncredited)
Robert Martin Steinberg Parker
Ruth Negga Celeste (uncredited)
Sarah Paulson Mistress Epps
Scoot McNairy Brown
Scott Michael Jefferson Master Shaw (as Scott M. Jefferson)
Sean Paul Braud Lynchman (uncredited)
Shawn Parsons Road Man (uncredited)
Storm Reid Emily
Taran Killam Hamilton
Thomas Francis Murphy Patroller
Timothy Wyant Ford Lumber Buyer (uncredited)
Tom Proctor Biddee
Tony Bentley Mr. Moon
Topsy Chapman Slave Spiritual Singer 1
Tre Tureaud Saratoga Park Pedestrians (uncredited)
Tyler Soerries Boy Playing in Park (uncredited)
Vivian Fleming-Alvarez Mulatto Woman
Wayne Pére Winslow (uncredited)
Willo Jean-Baptiste Margaret's Husband