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FREE STATE OF JONES (2016) Movie Trailer 2: Matthew McConaughey Leads a Revolt

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Free State of Jones Trailer 2

The second movie trailer for Free State of Jones (2016) has been released for the Gary Ross directed film. This trailer for Free State of Jones is shorter than the first trailer for the film but packs a far greater punch. More was done with brevity this time around than with a lengthy trailer. In this trailer, the viewer is not shown Newt Knight’s time in the military. They are shown what he does for Jones County, Mississippi when he leaves the military.

True story history movies are tricky. There is a tendency to make the hero truly heroic while marginalizing their mistakes, failures, murders, and atrocities in order to tell a standard Hollywood protagonist story. It seems that was the case with The Birth of a Nation and might be the case with this film.

Free State of Jones stars Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Sean Bridgers, Jacob Lofland, Christopher Berry, Liza J. Bennett, Jessica Collins, Matt Lintz, Gary Grubbs, Kerry Cahill, Steven Grossman, Joe Chrest, and Wayne Pére.

Free State of Jones‘ plot synopsis (spoilers): “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.”

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Free State of Jones Trailer 2

 

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