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12 Years A Slave Script Summary

Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel 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 (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.

Title12 Years A Slave
GenresAward Winning, Movie Scripts,
IMDB Rating
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Writers, ,
Director(s)Steve McQueen,
ActorsChiwetel Ejiofor, Dwight Henry, Dickie Gravois, Bryan Batt,
Released08 Nov 2013
Runtime134 min
CountryUSA, UK
AwardsWon 3 Oscars. Another 234 wins & 312 nominations.
Domestic Box Office$56,671,993
Foreign Box Office$131,061,209
Total Box Office$187,733,202

Discussion About 12 Years A Slave

  1. Deb

    The script took me on a journey of heartbreak despair, and anger, but also of courage, strength, love, and what it means to be free from the POV of Northrup

  2. Joy

    John Ridley has become my new favorite writer. If anyone wants to learn how to adapt (which I do) a novel into a screenplay, read this script also the book! John takes us on (for-lack-of-a-better-word) incredible journey of Simon Northrup’s. My regret is not seeing the movie in the theater.


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    • Stephanie Palmer

      What did you think of the script, Sharada? What questions do you have?

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