07 Sep '13, 5am

’12 Years a Slave’ With Brad Pitt Captures the Toronto Audience

’12 Years a Slave’ With Brad Pitt Captures the Toronto Audience

Brad Pitt arrives at the "12 Years A Slave" premiere during the 2013 TIFF (Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage) The standing ovation at the Princess of Wales Theater on King Street was long and enthusiastic following the Canadian premiere of Steve McQueen's antebellum period drama "12 Years a Slave." Once the applause ebbed, producer/co-star Brad Pitt told the audience: "If I never get to be in a film again, this is it for me." Pitt had high praise for the director, saying "Steve was the first to ask the big question why weren’t there more films about the American history of slavery." McQueen — last seen in Toronto with his 2011 sex-addiction drama "Shame," which also starred Michael Fassbender — had this to say: "I wanted to see that story on film. There hadn’t been a story of this nature before." [Photos: '12 Years a Slave' Toronto Red Carpet Premiere ] Fassbender, also on ...

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