Recently she joined legendary actress Alfre Woodard and the director of the new movie, Steve McQueen were at a press conference where they spoke about the movie.
Woodward talked about the importance of history and called the movie an important presentation of an aspect of Black history. The movie is a dramatic presentation, not a documentary, but includes substantial dialogue taken from the memoir.
The movie is based on the actual life of Solomon Northrop, a free Black man lured from New York to Washington, D.C., where he was sold into slavery and languished on Louisiana for over a decade.
Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is of Nigerian descent, stars in the leading role of Solomon Northrop. Brad Pitt also stars in the movie and director McQueen said without the mega-actors’ support, the movie would not have been made.
The film is set for release on October 18.