'Free State Of Jones' Trailer Arrives & Features Matthew McConaughey As A Civil War Rebel

By Matt O'Bryant

STX ENTERTAINMENT has released its first trailer for Free State of Jones and it is pretty fantastic. The film is written and directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Pleasantville) and stars Matthew McConaughey as a Southern farmer who led a rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Check out the full synopsis, trailer, and poster below! Then sound off in the comments section with your thoughts about the upcoming film.

Written and directed by four-time Oscar® nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is 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.
— Official Synopsis

Check out the first trailer below:


Free State of Jones hits theaters on March 11th, 2016.