Kenya’s Lupita Nyong'o has joined the cast of Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave along side a bevy of stars such as Alfre Woodard , Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Ruth Negga and Adepero Oduye .
Woodard will play Mistress Shaw, a former slave who climbs the Southern caste system while Lupita will reportedly play "a slave who is the object of both the affections and cruelty of Master Epps (Fassbender)," says The Hollywood Reporter.
It was speculated that Adepero Oduye would play that role after it was announced that she'd been cast in the film; but it looks like Lupita will play Patsey.
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