Chiwetel Ejiofor & Lupita Nyong'o Premiere “12 Years A Slave” In Paris

Posted Thursday December 12, 2013 12:45 PM GMT

Taking his groundbreaking film overseas, Chiwetel Ejio showed up at the Paris premiere of “12 Years A Slave” last night (December 11).

The “American Gangster” actor was joined by the film’s director Steve McQueen and costar Lupita Nyong'o as he greeted the press outside Cinema UGC Normandie.

Given all the awards show buzz, it’s clear that “12 Years A Slave” was one of the most important films of the year.

Per the synopsis, “In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.”

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