Taglines: Proof can they are never forget.
After surviving the 1862 Battle of Corinth during the Civil War, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi, leads a group of small farmers and local slaves in an armed rebellion against the Confederacy in Jones County. Knight subsequently marries a former enslaved woman, Rachel. He establishes a mixed-race community, unique in the post-war South.
Free State of Jones is an American action-drama film inspired by the life of Newton Knight and his armed rebellion against the Confederacy in Jones County, Mississippi during the American Civil War. The film was written and directed by Gary Ross, and stars Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell and Brendan Gleeson. The film is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on June 24, 2016 by STX Entertainment.
Free State of Jones
Directed by: Gary Ross
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell, Brendan Gleeson, Jacob Lofland, Jessica Collins
Screenplay by: Gary Ross
Production Design by: Philip Messina
Cinematography by: Benoît Delhomme
Film Editing by: Pamela Martin, Juliette Welfling
Costume Design by: Louise Frogley
Set Decoration by: Larry Dias
Art Direction by: Andrew Max Cahn, Chris Craine, Dan Webster
MPAA Rating: R for brutal battle scenes and disturbing graphic images.
Music by: Nicholas Britell
MPAA Rating: SFX Entertainment
Release Date: June 24, 2016