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Free State of Jones (2016)

R 06/24/2016 (US) ActionDramaHistoryWar 2h 20m
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For justice. For pride. For freedom.


In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

  1. Gary Ross

    Director, Writer

  2. Leonard Hartman


Top Billed Cast

  1. Matthew McConaughey

    Matthew McConaughey

    Newton Knight

  2. Gugu Mbatha-Raw

    Gugu Mbatha-Raw


  3. Mahershala Ali

    Mahershala Ali

    Moses Washington

  4. Keri Russell

    Keri Russell

    Serena Knight

  5. Jacob Lofland

    Jacob Lofland


  6. Sean Bridgers

    Sean Bridgers


  7. Brad Carter

    Brad Carter

    Lieutenant Barbour

  8. Jane McNeill

    Jane McNeill

    Miss Ellie

  9. Gary Grubbs

    Gary Grubbs

    Prosecuting Attorney

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Free State of Jones
Free State of Jones

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $50,000,000.00

Revenue $25,035,950.00


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