Release date:June 24, 2016
MPAA Rating:R (for brutal battle scenes and disturbing graphic images)
Starring:Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Mahershala Ali
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.