New Movie Alert: Did you catch the official trailer for “Free State of Jones,” starring Matthew McConaughey and Gugu Mbatha-Raw which debuted on ESPN during the 3rd quarter of the NFL wildcard playoff game this past Saturday?
Well have no fear… check it out:
Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (THE HUNGER GAMES, SEABISCUIT, PLEASANTVILLE), and starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey. FREE STATE OF JONES is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy.
Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones.
Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.
In Theaters May 13, 2016