There’s a new trailer for Free State of Jones, the upcoming History drama thriller movie starring Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Jacob Lofland, Sean Bridgers, Christopher Berry, Jessica Collins, and Matthew Lintz:
FREE STATE OF JONES
Based on a true story.
For justice. For family. For freedom.
“The film is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey), 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. His marriage to a former slave, Rachel, and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the post-war South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.”
They don’t have much to lose but they’re determined to win their freedom!
The film is directed by Gary Ross. It will open in theaters on June 24, 2016.