Here's where 12 Years a Slave may break out, whereas Hunger and Shame struggled somewhat: people railed against terrorism and scoffed at sex addiction, but who's gonna hate on a slave? I'm hoping Steve McQueen can bring the same kind of artistically-informed realism to this as he did to his other two masterpieces. This will be released in the US on the 27th of December and in the UK on the 24th of January - it looks like Fox Searchlight have big plans for this! The jaw-dropping cast includes Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adepero Oduye, Quvenzhane Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Paul Giamatti, Michael Kenneth Williams, Scoot McNairy, Paul Dano, Dwight Henry, Bill Camp, Garret Dillahunt and Ruth Negga. Click the cut for five more images!