Directed by Steve McQueen, the film will also feature Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt. "Twelve Years a Slave" follows a free black man who is drugged and dragged to Louisiana and sold into slavery. Dano will play a slave owner.
Dano was seen on Broadway in A Free Man of Color, Inherit the Wind and A Month in the Country. His film credits include "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Girl Next Door," "There Will Be Blood" and the upcoming "Ruby Sparks," among others. Visit his page at the Playbill Vault.