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Soundtrack Album For '12 Years a Slave' To Be Released By Columbia Records On 11/11

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 15, 2013 at 10:26AM

With the film's theatrical release set for this weekend, Columbia Records has announced that it will release a soundtrack album for the much-anticipated, much-discussed drama 12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen.
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Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor in '12 Years a Slave'
Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor in '12 Years a Slave'

With the film's theatrical release set for this weekend, Columbia Records has announced that it will release a soundtrack album for the much-anticipated, much-discussed drama 12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen

The album, set for release on November 11, 2013, will feature music from and inspired by the film, including an original score composed by Hans Zimmer, as well as on-screen violin music (as played by Solomon Northup - Chiwetel Ejiofor) written and arranged by pianist/composer Nicholas Britell, and performed by violinist Tim Fain

Full details to come. 

The drama boasts an impressive cast of actors, including: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael FassbenderLupita Nyong'oPaul DanoBenedict CumberbatchRuth Negga, Adepero OduyeAlfre WoodardScoot McNairyGarret DillahuntBrad PittMichael K. WilliamsPaul GiamattiSarah Paulson and others. 

Fox Searchlight will open 12 Years A Slave theatrically on October 18, in a limited roll-out and will then expand nationwide in successive weeks. 

For our past coverage on the film, read Frances Bodomo's review HERE; Jai interviewed Lupita Nyong'o HERE and Alfre Woodard HERE; I interviewed Steve McQueen HERE; and most recently, Vanessa interviewed Kelsey Scott (who plays Northop's wife) HERE.

This article is related to: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Steve McQueen


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