STX Entertainment’s action drama Free State of Jones has released an official trailer along with the movie poster and new photos featuring Matthew McConaughey. Written and directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), the cast also includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, and Keri Russell.
The Plot: 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.