Newt (Matthew McConaughey) confronts Lt. Barbour at Mary's house. Image: Murray Close / STX Productions
Newt (Matthew McConaughey) confronts Lt. Barbour at Mary’s house. Image: Murray Close / STX Productions
Described as “an epic drama,” Free State of Jones is set during the American Civil War and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey), and his extraordinary rebellion against the Confederate States Army.

Bringing together an unlikely band of poor white farmers and runaway slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi, to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones.

Directed by Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), the film also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle) and Mahershala Ali (House of Cards) and will be released in UK cinemas on September 30th 2016.

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