Overview

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

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Matthew McConaughey

    Matthew McConaughey

    Newton Knight

  2. Gugu Mbatha-Raw

    Gugu Mbatha-Raw

    Rachel

  3. Mahershala Ali

    Mahershala Ali

    Moses Washington

  4. Keri Russell

    Keri Russell

    Serena Knight

  5. Jacob Lofland

    Jacob Lofland

    Daniel

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Free State of Jones
Free State of Jones

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  • June 24, 2016
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 19m

Budget $50,000,000.00

Revenue $25,035,950.00

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