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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
At first, Chiwetel Ejiofor turned down Steve McQueen's offer to play the leading role of Solomon Northup, but then realized he had to get over his initial fear of taking on what McQueen thought would be the role of the actor's lifetime. Ejiofor prepared for his role by immersing himself in ... ...
Alright now, y'all fresh niggers. Y'all gonna be in the cuttin' gang.
When Solomon Northup was playing the violin in the early scenes, the violin strings were made from synthetic material. The material at the time would have been catgut.
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