Character: Mistress Epps
Directed by: Steve McQueen
Written by: John Ridley
Produced by: Dede Gardner, Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad
Cast Members: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dwight Henry, Dickie Gravois, Kelsey Scott, Quvenzhané Wallis, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o
Released date: November 8, 2013
Genre: Biography, Drama
Duration: 134 minutes
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
– The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup
– Sir Steve McQueen’s daughter told him to hire Sarah Paulson after viewing her audition tape, because she found her scary.
– Sarah Paulson was originally unable to accept the role of Mary Epps, due to scheduling conflicts with the second season of American Horror Story (2011). When series creator Ryan Murphy found out about this he rearranged the show’s production schedule so that Paulson could work on both projects.