Second Trailer for 'Free State of Jones' with Matthew McConaughey
"For our children, and their children's children." Fight the power! STX Entertainment has released the second trailer for Civil War action thriller Free State of Jones, about the story of a Southern farmer who rebelled against the Confederacy. Recent Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey plays Newton Knight; he's joined by a cast featuring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, Jacob Lofland, Mahershala Ali and Sean Bridgers. The first trailer for this film was pretty solid, and this one is also an engaging and emotional trailer. There's tons of action in this one, which they seem to be playing up in hopes of drawing in some audience. This is an interesting film to compare to The Birth of a Nation, which isn't set during the Civil War but also deals with a resistance movement, though this film seems to have a much bigger budget.
Here's the second official trailer for Gary Ross' Free State of Jones, direct from 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?
Reader Feedback - 19 Comments
Last couple of days there have been screenings for the NAACP and some other black political groups, some reactions on twitter, all very positive.
Aslan on May 23, 2016
Carpola on May 24, 2016
I might be the minority here, but I don't like historical pieces featured on film. It probably has to do something with the fact I studied history and that's the reason I always see those movies based on history as some kind of distortion. This one is probably like that. No fun in that, really...
shiboleth on May 24, 2016
I hear you. The only historical movie I can bear is game of thrones.
tarek on May 24, 2016
Whatever that is, it's not historical one. It's like alternative version of medieval history (which means, literally, bloody fantasy) with all the silly ingredients people in that times believe it could happen. I like they finally included, since it's the only logical thing to do, the role of religion and its fanatical appeal.
shiboleth on May 26, 2016
I was joking. Dragons don't exist. Or do they? ;D
tarek on May 26, 2016
I'm not sure about the dragons, but they are surely some nice dragon ladies around which diminish my fear if there were any dragons ...
shiboleth on May 27, 2016
tarek on May 27, 2016
What is your favorite historical period? Prehistory? Ancient Greece? Middle ages? Modern period ?
tarek on May 26, 2016
Hey tarek. Well, in that respect, I am very strange bird. If I have to choose, I prefer modern history (everything after the WWI - patterns of periodizing it), but with all the theoretical part about. So, my real interest is history's formal part. As for me, the question of "what's happening in history" is always connected to "how did you come to explanation of that 'what' part". I am pretty much sure and know what happened in history, I just direct my interest in a 'why' direction of it - regarding historical data, historical explanation and theoretical elaboration of it. Cheers ...
shiboleth on May 27, 2016
Cool. THE PATRIOT is a guilty pleasure of mine and this looks like it will be a similar type of movie.
DAVIDPD on May 25, 2016
Again must I suffer through you 'distorted' perceptions, Slim? Tantrums? Numerous? Where am I gathering evidence to 'claim' (where did I claim anything?) that I am l am more or less intelligent...which is it? More intelligent? Less? Why would I, or anyone make claims of being less intelligent? One can only reveal that, Slim, which you seem to be doing with these concoctions that make no sense. What occurred inside of you when you read my post(s)? What set you off? Can you get in contact with that? Whatever thoughts and feelings that were ignited are yours. Own them, Slim. I'm not to blame. I don't have that much power, although you sure seem to be giving me a lot. That's okay. It happens a lot to me. Maybe I do have a lot of power. Wow! I shall go conquer the world now... Perhaps you shouldn't instigate an intellectual battle with someone who might know more than you, Slim. Making no claims here...lol...just something I'm picking up from you. Look, it's been swell, but I'm tiring. I'm not one who has much interest in playing in the grade school sandbox. Find someone else. If you want to intelligently discuss films and differences of opinion on films in a respectful and dignified manner I'm game. Otherwise, your silly judgments of me and your childish need to put me down are boring. Cheers.
Bo on May 26, 2016
Strike 3... You're out Bo. Yet another long winded post explaining how you are above arguing...while arguing hahahaha!
Slim on May 26, 2016
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