October 5, 2013

Soundgarden/ex-Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell is in Nashville collaborating with Joy Williams (The Civil Wars) and Charlie Peacock on a song called “Misery Chain”, to be included on the soundtrack to the upcoming film “12 Years As A Slave”.

“12 Years As A Slave” chronicles a pre-Civil War free black man who is kidnapped in New York and sold into slavery. The movie stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt.

Read more. Thanks Gabriella. Awesome music, this is exciting.

October 5, 2013

On October 18, viewers will finally get to see Steve McQueen’s movie adaptation of the stunning memoir 12 Years a Slave, written in the 1850s by Solomon Northup. With a cast including Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Quvenzhané Wallis from “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” Sarah Paulson of “Mud,” and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Northrup, expectations for McQueen’s film are through the roof. Today, we get another peek at the epic tale with the release of the television trailer.

McQueen’s previous film, the titillating “Shame” starring Michael Fassbender as a sex-addicted thirty-something, spared nothing in its approach to a loaded topic. Our expectation is that McQueen will employ the same raw energy and direction to “12 Years.”

Northrup’s memoir recounts the years following his enslavement. Northrup was born a free man – but on one fateful day, he is kidnapped, drugged, and sold into slavery in Louisiana. What follows is a decade-plus of his quiet wish to find the freedom that was once his. And when that wish comes true, Northrup takes his case to the courts.

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October 2, 2013

Brad Pitt is handsome while posing on the cover of the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, out on newsstands tomorrow (October 2)!

The 49-year-old actor is joined on the cover by his 12 Years a Slave co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor.

“Game on, f–ckers,” Brad told the magazine about his production company Plan B‘s mantra.

Brad is currently filming his upcoming flick Fury with Shia LaBeouf in London, while his fiancee Angelina Jolie and their kids are in Sydney, Australia, where she will direct Unbroken.

In case you forgot, 12 Years a Slave will hit select theaters in the U.S. on Friday, October 18!

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September 16, 2013

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave has won the ‘People’s Choice Award’ at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

The film, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch, secured this year’s prize ahead of runners-up Philomena and Prisoners.

The winners of the Toronto ‘People’s Choice Award’ have often gone on to secure a nomination for ‘Best Picture’ at the Academy Awards the following year.

Previous winners of the prize include Silver Linings Playbook, The King’s Speech and Slumdog Millionaire.

12 Years a Slave tells the true story of Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), a free man sold into slavery and made to work on a Louisiana plantation for 12 years.

Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Alfre Woodard, Dwight Henry, Quvenzhane Wallis, Lupita Nyongo, Scoot McNairy, Michael Kenneth Williams and Garret Dillahunt also feature in the star-studded lineup.

12 Years a Slave will get a limited release in the US on October 18, and will arrive in the UK on January 24, 2014.

Read more. Thanks Nikki.

September 16, 2013

The news of Charlie Hunnam’s casting as Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of E L James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” continues to have Hollywood – and fans – buzzing.

And while the fan debate rages on, as to whether Charlie – perhaps best known for his role as Jackson “Jax” Teller on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” – is the right choice, at least one fellow big screen leading man is lending Charlie his full support.

“I know Charlie, he’s a great guy!” Brad Pitt beamed to Access Hollywood at the Toronto Film Festival, when asked for his thoughts about the “Fifty Shades” casting news.

“He’s a good egg and one of the guys that are putting story and craft first,” Brad continued of Charlie, who many have said looks a lot like Brad. “I hope good things for him.”

In fact, Brad’s production company Plan B is slated to produce a vampire film “Vlad,” for which Charlie wrote the screenplay.

As for Brad, he was in Toronto promoting his new drama “12 Years A Slave,” in which he plays Samuel Bass – a Canadian abolitionist who helps Solomon Northrup (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor) gain his freedom after being kidnapped and sold into slavery in New York in 1841.

“It’s an incredible movie. It’s a very special film, it’s a rare film – it’s why we all get into the business,” Brad said of his new film.

While Brad was busy promoting the film in Toronto, Angelina Jolie was in Australia, along with the couple’s six children.

“Yeah, she’s got her hands full,” Brad joked with Access. “I’m actually jealous.”

Read more. Thanks Nikki.