28 March 2013 1:53 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

In just two days Fox Searchlight has certainly improved their awards slate adding Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave to their upcoming slate of films, though Anderson's film isn't assured a 2013 release. That said, they have set a December 27, 2013 release for McQueen's film, which is also a film many (including myself) are hoping is added to the 2013 Cannes Film Festival slate, though with a December release that doesn't seem nearly as likely as it did a few weeks ago when I was receiving reports from early test screenings. Twelve Years a Slave features a massive cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong'o, Paul Giamatti, Garret Dillahunt, Sarah Paulson, Scoot McNairy, Ruth Negga, Alfre Woodard and Michael Kenneth Williams and is based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northrup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and tells the story of Northrup's »

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