Michael K. Williams Signs On to 12 Years a Slave

Michael K. Williams - VANITY FAIR Opening Night Party For The TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL Photo: Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan

The man formerly known as Omar will play Robert, a "mutinous slave," in Steve McQueen's adaptation of the 1853 book written by Solomon Northup.  Williams joins Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Paul Dano in 12 Years, so, yes, this is becoming something of a Dream Team situation.