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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Twelve Years a Slave Best Adapted Screenplay – John Ridley - posted by Don

12 Years a Slave – undated, unspecified draft script by John Ridley – hosted by: Fox Searchlight – in pdf format

Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

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3 Comments so far


Daniel Owusu
March 3rd, 2014 at 7:12 am

I would love to read this script, I’m a director and i feel reading this would give me great insight on the industry in screenwriting


March 3rd, 2014 at 2:23 pm


Just click the link – 12 Years a Slave – and you can read the script.



May 19th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Unfortunlatly it is the production script not the screenwriter draft.

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