The waiting game is finally over! We now know what role Michael will play in '12 Years a Slave'; Steve McQueen's screen adaptation based on Solomon Northup's novel.
According to reports from Deadline, Variety, and Indiewire Michael will play Edwin Epps, the "evil slave master" in '12 Years a Slave'.
Michael will be joined by the lead, Chiwetel Ejiofor and a stellar supporting cast including: Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Adepero Oduye, Garret Dillahunt, Scoot McNairy, Ruth Negga, Sarah Paulson and Taran Killam.
The links below are not spoiler free, but they provide more details on the script and the characters.
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