Watch: Matthew McConaughey in First 'Free State of Jones' Trailer
"No man oughta tell another man what he's gotta live for, or what he's got to die for." STX Entertainment has unveiled an impressive new trailer for Free State of Jones, the epic new Civil War film from director Gary Ross. The film tells the story of Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi who decides to secede from the Confederacy and fight back on his own terms, creating the "Free State of Jones". Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey plays Newton Knight; he's joined by an excellent cast including Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, Jacob Lofland, Mahershala Ali and Sean Bridgers. Well, I've learned not to underestimate Gary Ross anymore, as it seems he has put together a profound film with plenty to say.
Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Gary Ross' Free State of Jones, direct from STX's YouTube:
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. Free State of Jones is both written & directed by veteran filmmaker Gary Ross, director of the films Pleasantville, Seabiscuit and The Hunger Games previously, screenwriter on Dave, Mr. Baseball and Big. STX Ent. will release Gary Ross' Free State of Jones in theaters everywhere starting May 13th, 2016 this year. You in?