The 12 years a slave theatrical posters featuring brad pitt and michael fassbender that were recently released in italy were unauthorized and were not approved by any of the producers or. 12 years a slave is a 2013 biographical period drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave memoir twelve years a slave by solomon northup a new york state born free african american man who was kidnapped in washington d c by two conmen in 1841 and sold into slavery northup was put to work on plantations in the state of louisiana for 12 years before being released.
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Brad pitt 12 years a slave poster. Played by chiwetel ejiofor northup appears in almost every scene in steve mcqueen s film and it s his journey into hell that is chronicled in 12 years a slave. Hollywood studio lionsgate is embroiled in an embarrassing row over italian posters for the oscar tipped race drama 12 years a slave which herald the small role of brad pitt ahead of the film s. 12 years a slave controversy.
12 years a slave posters in italy promote white actors ignore its black star brad pitt and michael fassbender get the focus of the promotional posters with actual star chiwetel ejiofor getting. Brad pitt has a small role in 12 years a slave appearing toward the end of the harrowing film as a canadian man who helps facilitate the release of the enslaved lead character solomon northup. In this italian theater 12 years a slave is a brad pitt movie yesterday on tumblr carefree black girl posted the image seen above.
Calling the posters unauthorized lionsgate is vowing to recall the italian marketing material for 12 years a slave which puts the focus on brad pitt and michael fassbender at the expense of. 12 years a slave posters featuring brad pitt michael fassbender will be taken down lionsgate removing italian theater posters that play up white actors over oscar frontunner s star. If certain italian audiences believing that 12 years a slave stars brad pitt instead of that black guy they liked in that one film about that one thing will get them to buy a ticket then that.
Italian distributor apologizes for poster emphasizing brad pitt over chiwetel ejiofor all inappropriate materials have now been withdrawn bim distribuzione said.