Chiwetel Ejiofor is the star of McQueen’s upcoming film ‘Twelve Years A Slave’ based on the true events that happened in Solomon Northup’s life. Here, he is photographed with Don Cheadle by Carlos Serrao for Esquire Magazine. Chiwetel Ejiofor is one of my favorite actors makes me positively fluttery, and Don Cheadle… well, i respect him a lot. They look dapper. Will you go see the movie? A li…ttle synopsis: Twelve Years a Slave (1853; sub-title: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana), by Solomon Northup as told to David Wilson, is a memoir of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped, sold into slavery and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana before the American Civil War. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, DC, as well as describing at length cotton cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.