Two new films: Twelve Years a Slave, Along the Highways

Just when you thought the day couldn’t possibly get any better:

Deadline writes that Garret has been cast in Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave. Between McQueen and Chiwetel Ejiofor, who stars in the film, I’ve been keeping an eye on that one for a while now, so this is quite a nice, er, heart attack. Okay, info:

Filming is about to get underway in New Orleans. Dillahunt will portrays Armsby, a fellow field hand who works alongside Solomon Northup, a free black man who’s brought South against his will and sold into slavery. New Regency is backing the film and River Road and Plan B are producing.

^ Yeah, that’s gonna be porn.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano, Adepero Oduye, Scoot McNairy, Ruth Negga and Taran Killam are also in the film.

Deadline also reports that Garret has joined Along the Highways, an indie film written and to be directed by Zac Stanford:

Dillahunt was also cast as Julia Stiles love interest in the indie film Along the Highways. He plays the guy who takes her mind off of her late husband.

Not much info about the film out there, except that it was supposed to be made with different people last year, and there is this synopsis from Production Weekly:

Spurred by the death of his brother, an unadventurous video-game programmer is forced to overcome latent issues in his psyche relating to the death of his parents as well as to romantic relationships, and thus come to peace with his life and love.