STX Entertainment has released second official trailer of an upcoming civil war film, Free State Of Jones. The story is an adaptation of a true story of a defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight played by Matthew McConaughey who defected from the Confederacy and led an arm rebellion against the Southern soldiers. He banded together to small farmers, slaves that sees the secession of Jones County from the state of Mississippi from the Confederacy.
Here is the official synopsis : Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (THE HUNGER GAMES, SEABISCUIT, PLEASANTVILLE), and starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey. 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.
Free State Of Jones is set to hit theatres on June 24th .