Today the trailer was released for the upcoming film from Steve McQueen, titled 12 Years A Slave. McQueen has earned accolades for two previous art house films, Hunger and Shame. This film is based on a true story about a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, Brad Pitt, and Paul Giamatti.
The trailer makes the film seem much more accessible and Oscar-baity than McQueen's previous efforts. However, this may just be the marketing and the actual film is likely to be different. Hopefully, it will still receive some Oscar consideration.