Watch: ‘Free State of Jones’ Trailer Puts Matthew McConaughey in the Civil War

The trailer for Matthew McConaughey-starring Civil War epic “Free State of Jones” debuted Saturday during an NFL playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans.

McConaughey stars as Newt Knight, a Southern farmer who leads a rebellion against the Confederacy. He flees the battlefields after being disillusioned by the horrors that touched his own family. On the run, he rallies the support of fellow deserters to lead an uprising against their former comrades, in the process creating a free safe haven. Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Keri Russell also star.

“We’re all out there dying so they can stay rich,” McConaughey intones as Knight in the clip.

Gary Ross (“The Hunger Games”) wrote and directed the STX Entertainment pic.

“Free State of Jones” bows in theaters May 13.

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  1. re yankee lies about Southern scalawags; latest attempt atSouthern genocide; yankee attempt at reconstruction (I mean redestruction); did not succeed after the War and never will

  2. Glen Mayes says:

    I made the trailer!

  3. Gage says:

    Looks like a TV movie.

  4. Dienesha says:

    Micks Jaggers has himself “Free Jack” Matthew McConajahaquan has Free State O’Jones! Emilio Estevez knot only get Jack Free! HE BILLY DA KID TU! HA HA HA! Quba Gooding Jr. as Mr. OJ Simpsons!

  5. Shannon says:

    I’m here for Gugu.

    • Mike says:

      Hope Gugu has a better role here than in Concussion. She should as Rachel Knight was a badass in her own right.

      • Shannon says:

        Yes, I’m thrilled to see this story come to the big screen. But esp for more people to get to know Gugu’s work. Belle and Beyond the Lights blew me away, and I want her face everywhere!

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