Adepero Oduye who caught the attention of many people including myself after she took the lead role in the 2011 movie Pariah and went on to get her name dropped by Meryl Streep while receiving an award is now on the path to securing a great acting gig from the looks of things.
The Playlist reports that the actress is in talks to join Michael Fassbender (X-Men First Class), Chiwetel Ejiofor (2012, SALT) and Brad Pitt (Se7en, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) in a movie by Steve McQueen titled “Twelve Years A Slave.” which would be a really good deal for Pero.
The movie which is based on a true story follows Solomon Northup (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man tricked into slavery by a pair of men posing as circus promoters, then transported south to Louisiana, where he’s forced to live out his predicament alongside a plantation owner (played by Michael Fassbender). After Northup is able to send word of his condition home to his wife, she hires a Northern lawyer (played by Brad Pitt) to fight for her husband’s freedom.
The movie is expected to begin shooting this Summer and one thing is for sure, which ever way the movie comes out, Pero would definitely gain more attention for her role alongside these heavyweights including Ejiofor with whom she shares her roots, Nigeria.