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Chiwetel Ejiofor

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  1. Fela Kuti Biopic Soldiers On, Without Steve McQueen or Focus Features

    11:00 am 1/9/2014

    "12 Years a Slave's" Chiwetel Ejiofor would have played the iconic Nigerian singer, but "the movie is dead," its original director told THR -- yet its producer says former Focus chief James Schamus is reviving the pic.Read more

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  2. '12 Years A Slave': Summit Entertainment to Pull Italy's Unauthorized Posters of White Actors

    9:53 am 12/24/2013

    Marketing materials in Italy for the Steve McQueen film center on Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender, who each hold supporting roles.Read more

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  3. '12 Years a Slave' Leads London Critics' Circle Film Awards Nominations

    5:21 am 12/17/2013

    The Steve McQueen-directed drama received nine nods, with "Philomena" getting five.Read more

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  4. Golden Globes: Trio of Actors Score Double Nominations

    9:14 am 12/12/2013

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba and Julia Louis-Dreyfus were all cited in both the film and TV categories.Read more

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  5. Golden Globes: '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' Dominate Film Noms

    6:12 am 12/12/2013

    Both films scored seven nominations each.Read more

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  6. '12 Years,' 'Breaking Bad' Dominate SAG Award Nominations

    12:56 pm 12/10/2013

    UPDATED: The actors in "American Hustle," "August: Osage County," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Lee Daniels' The Butler" will face off in the top category of best motion picture cast.Read more

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  7. '12 Years a Slave' Named Best Picture by New York Online Critics

    1:53 pm 12/8/2013

    The group also gave awards to "Gravity" for its direction and cinematography.Read more

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  8. Boston Critics Name '12 Years a Slave' Best Picture

    12:08 pm 12/8/2013

    James Gandolfini gets a posthumous award as best supporting actor for "Enough Said."Read more

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  9. '12 Years a Slave's' Chiwetel Ejiofor: It Took Months to Leave Behind Emotional Role

    7:00 am 11/28/2013

    "My hope was that I'd be able to drop the whole thing, but that wasn't possible," Ejiofor says. "I spent about two months, more or less on my own, just to try and come out of the experience."Read more

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