Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave starring Michael Fassbender lands River Road.
Bill Pohlad's River Road has boarded Twelve Years a Slave as financier and producer, alongside Plan B. Pic reunites the helmer of Shame with Fassbender, who also worked together on the 2008 Fox Searchlight Pictures' film Hunger.
Chiwetel Ejiofor also stars in the true story of Solomon Northrup, a citizen of New York who, in 1841, was kidnapped and then rescued from a cotton plantation in Louisiana in 1853.
Variety reports that Summit Entertainment is handling international sales at AFM (American Film Market). Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B, looking to start shooting early 2012.