Garret Dillahunt is set to join 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.
Dillahunt will play Armsby, a fellow field hand who works alongside Northup.
McQueen and John Ridley (”Bobby,” “Three Kings”) wrote the script.
Michael Fassbender, the lead star in McQueen's two previous films, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt also star.
Production gets going soon in New Orleans.