Free State of Jones Movie

Based on the incredible true story.

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A defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion go against the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Who's Involved:

Matthew McConaughey, Keri Russell, Robert Simonds, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Stuart Ford, Gary Ross, Mahershala Ali, Scott Stuber, Christopher Woodrow, Elexa Ruth, Christopher Lytton, Leonard Hartman, Michael Bassick, Robin Bissell, Matt Jackson, Oren Aviv, Russell Levine, T.G. Herrington, Lenny Feder, Adam Fogelson, Bruce Nachbar

Release Date:

Friday, June 24, 2016 (Nationwide)

brutal battle scenes and disturbing graphic images

Runtime: 2 hrs, 19 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

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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Who stars in Free State of Jones: Cast List

... Newton Knight

"Sing 2" , "The Wolf of Wall Street"  

... Rachel

"Fast Color " , "Beauty and the Beast"  

... Serena Knight

"Antlers" , "Cocaine Bear"  

... Moses Washington

"Swan Song" , "Green Book"  

Who's making Free State of Jones: Crew List

A look at the Free State of Jones behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Gary Ross last directed Ocean's Eight and The Hunger Games. The film's writer Gary Ross last wrote Ocean's Eight and The Tale of Despereaux.


Gary Ross


Gary Ross


Gary Ross
Scott Stuber




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Production: What we know about Free State of Jones?

Key Facts

  1. Route One / Union Investment Partners and Vendian Entertainment are co-financing, with IM Global overseeing international distribution.
  2. Based on the true story.

Filming Timeline

  1. April 2016: The film was in Completed status.
  2. June 2015: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. February 2015: The film was in Production status.
  4. November 2014: The film was in Development status.

Free State of Jones Release Date: When was the film released?

Free State of Jones was released in 2016 on Friday, June 24, 2016 (Nationwide release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including Independence Day Resurgence, The Shallows and Swiss Army Man.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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