Watch: 5-Minute Extended Preview for Gary Ross' 'Free State of Jones'
by Alex Billington
June 21, 2016
"We'll make our for the treeline…" STX Entertainment has revealed an extended 5-minute preview for Gary Ross' new Civil War drama Free State of Jones, starring Matthew McConaughey as a Southern farmer who organizes a rebellion against the Confederacy. The preview starts out with an extended scene from the beginning of the film (so it's not a spoiler to see what happens), taking place on a Civil War battlefield. At the end there is a bit of extra footage from the rest of the film, which opens in theaters this weekend. This is STX's big final push to get people interested in seeing this, and it's very emotional. The whole point is setup the original part of the story that pushes McConaughey towards becoming a rebel, and it's an effective tease.
Here's the 5-minute extended preview for Gary Ross' Free State of Jones, direct from YouTube:
You can watch the first trailer for Free State of Jones here, and the second trailer here to compare.
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 June 24th this summer. Seeing this?
This still looks so much like another THE PATRIOT to me and not really much of an Oscar contender. It seems like they were relying on Mat's prestige to spark audience approval.
DAVIDPD on Jun 21, 2016
it's rated 29% on RT.
tarek on Jun 21, 2016
Even worse than that ...
shiboleth on Jun 21, 2016
I don't like movies about the history. They tend to be entertaining but mostly miss all the essence of historical sense. This does not look better than that...
shiboleth on Jun 21, 2016
ari smulders on Jun 21, 2016
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