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John Ridley wrote ’12 Years A Slave’ for free

'12 Years a Slave' has secured nine Academy Award nomination including the best picture and best director.

London | Published: January 27, 2014 10:45:12 am
John Ridley says he wrote the script of the Oscar-nominated slavery drama '12 Years A Slave' for free. John Ridley says he wrote the script of the Oscar-nominated slavery drama ’12 Years A Slave’ for free.

American writer-director John Ridley says he wrote the script of the Oscar-nominated slavery drama ’12 Years A Slave’ for free.

Helmed by Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years a Slave’ has secured nine Academy Award nomination including the best picture and best director, reported Daily Express.

“There was no development money whatsoever for this project, so I said I’d take it on as a spec project, which means I’ll write it for free,” Ridley said.

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