Free State Of Jones (2016)

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After surviving the 1862 Battle of Corinth during the Civil War, Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi, leads a group of small farmers and local slaves in an armed rebellion against the Confederacy in Jones County.

Cast: Gugu Mbatha Raw, Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey

Crew: Gary Ross (Director), Benoit Delhomme (Director of Photography), Nicholas Britell (Music Director)

Genres: Action, Drama, Biography

Release Dates: 01 Jul 2016 (India), 19 May 2016 (UAE)

Tagline: Proof can they are never forget

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Did you know? Among the many extras in the film "The Free State of Jones" is a man by the name of Christopher David McKnight, who is an actual descendant of main character Newt Knight, played by Matthew McConaughey Read More
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as Rachel
as Serena Knight
as Moses Washington
as Newton Knight
as Little Girl
as Orderly 3
Supporting Actress
as Susie Mae
as Female Farmer
as Whittington
as Lt. Barbour
as Lieutenant Barbour
as Davis Knight
as Union Soldier
as Yeoman Girl #2
as Confederate Color Guard
as Yeoman Girl #3
as Jasper Collins
as Blonde Girl in Braids at Camp in Forest
as Defense Attorney
as Polling Station Clerk
as Knight's Company
as Wilson
as Town Folk
Supporting Actor
as Prosecuting Attorney
as Confederate Soldier
as Orderly
as Daniel
as Orderly 2
as Miss Ellie
as Freedman 2
as Captain Jensen
as Annie
as Aunt Sally
as Farmer 1
as James Eakins
as Joseph
as Leonidas Polk
as Old Man
as Confederate Officer
as Shrieking Woman
as Freedman 7
as Mary
as Moses' Wife
as Merchant
as Injured Soldier
as Boy at Alice Hotel
as Isaac
as Mrs. Eakins
as Chester
as Junie Lee
as Freedman
as Noble Coleman
as Townsfolk
as Daniel Whitehead
as Eakins' Teacher
as Knight's Company
as Confederate Soldier
as Sergeant
as Soldier
as Jed
as Third Man
as Edward James - Cotton Field Worker
as Sumrall
as Eakins Daughter
as Yeoman Girl #1
as Union Lieutenant / Knights Company / Newt Man
as Poor Farmer / Surly Bar Crowd
as Maroon / FreedMan
as Colonel McLemore
as Paddy Roller
as Newt's Son
as Col. Robert Lowry
as Farmer 2
as Orderly


Second Assistant Director


Screenplay Writer
Story Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Camera Operator
Key Grip


Music Director


Foley Editor
Sound Editor
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Mixer

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Costume Supervisor
Assistant Costume Designer


First Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor

Makeup and Hair

Special Effects Makeup Artist
Assistant Makeup Artist

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Studio


Stunt Director
Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Coordinator Assistant

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Coordinator
Digital Compositor
Visual Effects Artist
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 (Flat), 2.35 : 1
Proof can they are never forget
Based on the incredible true story.
Rifles and pistols go from uncocked to half-cocked to fully cocked and back to uncocked, then are shown being cocked by the character

While showing Rachel how to shoot, Newton Knight refers to the front sight as a 'BB', BB guns did not exist until 1900's
Among the many extras in the film "The Free State of Jones" is a man by the name of Christopher David McKnight, who is an actual descendant of main character Newt Knight, played by Matthew McConaughey

Victoria Bynum, writer of the book The Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War makes a cameo in the film as a hospital nurse

'Free State Of Jones', brings Matthew McConaughey's and Jacob Lofland's together for the second time after they had worked earlier for the movie Mud

A producer stated that he considered calling his film "Free State of Randy", but decided that "Free State of Jones" was a catchier title

7,000 people submitted head shots and resume's in order to be considered as an "extra" for this film
Filming Start Date:
23 Feb 2015
Filming End Date:
28 May 2015