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Hans Zimmer scores Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years a Slave'

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Hans Zimmer will score Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave.

The Oscar-winning composer has completed work on the period drama, according to Film Music Reporter.

The film tells the true tale of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free-born black man who was tricked into slavery in the 19th century.

It will also feature Michael Fassbender, Scoot McNairy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Ruth Negga, Taran Killam, Adepero Oduye, Alfre Woodard, Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Michael K Williams and Brad Pitt.

Zimmer has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning in 1995 with The Lion King.

He scored three of the four Pirates of the Caribbean and Christopher Nolan's Inception and Dark Knight trilogy.

His upcoming projects include Man of Steel, Rush and The Lone Ranger.

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