STX Entertainment has released the first poster for its Civil War drama “The Free State of Jones” starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell, and Mahershala Ali. The epic action-drama was written and directed by multiple Oscar nominee Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, The Hunger Games, Pleasantville).
Set during the Civil War, the story focusses on a defiant farmer, Newt Knight (McConaughey) and his armed rebellion against the Confederation. Knight and his rebellion’s uprising led to Jones County, Mississippi seceding from the Confederacy. Check out the poster below. “The Free State of Jones”is set to on open May 13th.