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Fox Searchlight Announces December 27, 2013 Release Date For 'Twelve Years A Slave'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 28, 2013 4:01 PM
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Excitement: We will be releasing Steve McQueen's TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE (C. Ejiofor, B. Pitt & M. Fassbender) on December 27, 2013!

Early Reactions To 'Twelve Years A Slave' Suggest Average Black Audiences Won't Like It

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 22, 2013 12:12 PM
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A film I'm eagerly-anticipating this year, which we believe will likely premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, is Steve McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave - one of 7 more slave-themed films I highlighted in a January post, that we can expect some time this year.

Encore In Talks To Bring Chiwetel Ejiofor's BBC Mini-Series 'Dancing On The Edge' To USA TV

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2013 2:04 PM
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The BBC/ITV collaborative effort that is Dancing On The Edge, will premiere on February 4, on BBC2, which is obviously great for UK audiences.

Chiwetel Ejiofor's BBC Mini-Series 'Dancing On The Edge' Gets Premiere Date, New Trailer

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 28, 2013 3:38 PM
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The BBC/ITV collaborative effort that is Dancing On The Edge, is one we've been following since it was first announced in 2011. 

Illustrated Version Of '12 Years A Slave' Issued To Honor 160th Anniversary Of Northup's Freedom

  • By Courtney
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  • January 12, 2013 8:58 PM
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I'm sure everyone knows that the upcoming Steve McQueen film, Twelve Years A Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, is based on a book of the same name, co-written by Solomon Northup, detailing his 12 years in captivity. 

Chiwetel Ejiofor Adapting William Kamkwamba's 'The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 10, 2013 12:17 PM
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I was reading THIS news item on Deadline this morning, announcing that Chiwetel Ejiofor has left ICM Partners and signed with CAA, and almost missed the blurb at the very end of it stating that the reverred thespian is currently adapting William Kamkwamba book The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind.

Revisiting Roland Emmerich's '2012' For Obvious Reasons (More To It Than Meets The Eye?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 21, 2012 3:55 PM
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If I wasn't aware that director Roland Emmerich, the once so-called "master of disaster" studio movies, was a champion of equal rights, and an active campaigner for the awareness of global warming, and whose college thesis film was a sci-fi project titled The Noah's Ark Principle, it would be easy to simply dismiss his films as mindless, special effects-laden, cliched, formulaic narratives.

Watch Chiwetel Ejiofor's 'Hamlet' From Documentary 'Why Shakespeare?'

  • By Courtney
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  • November 4, 2012 1:10 PM
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This morning I was reading up on actor Ira Aldridge (Adrian Lester is playing him in a new stage production at the Tricycle theater in London - see Sergio's announcement HERE), and I stumbled upon this video of Chiweter Ejiofor performing Hamlet, from Lawrence Bridges' 2005 documentary Why Shakespeare?, which featured similar performances, as well as reflections on the Bard, from the likes of Tom Hanks, Michael York, Martin Sheen, Julie Taymor, William Shatner, Bill Pullman, Michael Richards, Christina Applegate, and of course Chiwetel Ejiofor, and a few others.

Chiwetel Ejiofor Will Play Patrice Lumumba In Aimé Césaire's 'A Season In The Congo' At Young Vic

  • By Sergio
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  • October 18, 2012 8:54 AM
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Chiwetel Ejiofor is returning to his stage roots next summer, when he'll play the Congolese nationalist hero Patrice Lumumba, in poet and political activist Aimé Césaire's play, A Season in the Congo, at the Old Vic in London, next summer.

'Beast Of The Southern Wild's' Quvenzhané Wallis Joins '12 Years A Slave' + Set Pic Of Northup Family

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 9:45 AM
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UPDATE: Thanks to reader DCM, we can now confirm that the actress in the photo is Kelsey Scott, who's had parts in a number of TV shows like Greys Anatomy, Criminal Minds, The Young And The Restless, Days Of Our Lives; she's also a writer and director.