Free State of Jones is a action biographical drama flick released on 24 June 2016 (USA), scored 6.9 imdb rating while grossed $20,758,378 at US box-office. In 1863, Mississippi agriculturist Newt Knight serves as a surgeon for the Confederate Army. Contradicted to servitude, Knight would preferably help the injured than battle the Union. After his nephew kicks the bucket in fight, Newt returns home to Jones County to shield his family yet is soon marked a criminal defector. Compelled to escape, he discovers asylum with a gathering of runaway slaves hanging out in the marshes. Fashioning an organization together with the slaves and different agriculturists, Knight drives an insubordination that would everlastingly change history. This film is directed by Gary Ross and features Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali in lead roles while film has run-time of 2h 19min.
Initial release: June 16, 2016 (Argentina)
Director: Gary Ross
Box office: 25 million USD
Screenplay: Gary Ross
Story by: Gary Ross, Leonard Hartman