The first trailer for Steve McQueens 12 Years a Slave has been released and it’s offering a piece of what to expect from the upcoming historical drama.

The film tells the true story of Solomon Northup, a free Black man captured during the 1840s and forced into slavery. 

Kinky Boots star Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Northup in the movie and is joined by co-stars Alfre Woodard and Quvanzhane Wallis.

Twelve Years a Slave is scheduled to hit theaters October 8 and is already in the race for a possible Oscar.

Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think.

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