Chris Chalk has joined the cast of "Shame" and "Hunger" director Steve McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave" says Deadline.
Set in the mid-19th century, the film tells the true story of New Yorker Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who was kidnapped and shipped off into forced labor. Eventually he was rescued from a Louisiana cotton plantation in 1853.
Chalk will play Clemens Ray, a fellow kidnapped slave
McQueen and John Ridley (”Bobby,” “Three Kings”) wrote the script.
Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch Garret Dillahunt Paul Giamatti Michael Fassbender, Sarah Paulson Alfre Woodard Brad Pitt Ruth Negga Michael Kenneth Williams and Scoot McNairy also star.
The film began production 2 weeks ago in New Orleans.