Free State of Jones

Free State of Jones (2016)

Based on the incredible true story.

  • Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
  • Release Date: 2016-06-24
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 584 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 19min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Vendian Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Gary Ross
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In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

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  • Matthew McConaughey

    as Newton Knight
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw

    as Rachel
  • Mahershala Ali

    as Moses Washington
  • Keri Russell

    as Serena Knight
  • Jacob Lofland

    as Daniel
  • Sean Bridgers

    as Sumrall
  • Brad Carter

    as Lieutenant Barbour
  • Jane McNeill

    as Miss Ellie
  • Gary Grubbs

    as Prosecuting Attorney
  • Christopher Berry

    as Jasper
  • Joe Chrest

    as Amos Deason
  • David Jensen

    as Quitman
  • Kurt Krause

    as Injured Soldier
  • Carlton Caudle

    as Confederate Color Guard
  • Martin Bats Bradford

    as Freedman 1
  • Matthew Lintz

    as Matthew Yates
  • Kerry Cahill

    as Mary
  • Jessica Collins

    as Annie
  • Juan Gaspard

    as Confederate Soldier
  • Liza J. Bennett

    as Junie Lee
  • David Maldonado

    as Polling Station Clerk
  • Serenity Neil

    as Schoolgirl
  • Lawrence Turner

    as Chester
  • Lara Grice

    as Mrs. Deason
  • Wayne Pére

    as Col. Robert Lowry
  • Jim Klock

    as Farmer 1
  • Emily Bossak

    as Town Folk
  • P.J. Marshall

    as Sergeant
  • Ritchie Montgomery

    as Third Man
  • Mattie Liptak

    as Stillman Coleman
  • Jill Jane Clements

    as Aunt Sally
  • Thomas Francis Murphy

    as Col. McLemore
  • Johnny McPhail

    as Old Man
  • Bill Tangradi

    as Lt. Barbour
  • William Mark McCullough

    as First Man
  • Sam Malone

    as Edward James - Cotton Field Worker
  • Kylen Davis

    as Boy at Alice Hotel
  • Will Beinbrink

    as Farmer 2
  • Troy Hogan

    as George
  • Cy Parks

    as Confederate Soldier
  • Dane Rhodes

    as Ward
Production Gary Ross Producer
Directing Gary Ross Director
Writing Gary Ross Writer
Editing Pamela Martin Editor
Writing Leonard Hartman Story
Sound John Finklea Music Editor
Directing Sam Sullivan Script Supervisor
Production Jon Kilik Producer
Production Scott Stuber Producer
Sound Nicholas Britell Music
Camera Benoît Delhomme Director of Photography
Editing Juliette Welfling Editor
Art Philip Messina Production Design
Art Andrew Max Cahn Art Direction
Art Chris Craine Art Direction
Art Larry Dias Set Decoration
Art Wylie Griffin Art Department Coordinator
Art Dan Webster Supervising Art Director
Costume & Make-Up Louise Frogley Costume Design
Production Dylan Jury Casting Associate
Production Dawn Jefferson Casting Associate
Crew Virle S. Reid Armorer
Sound Jason Markey Music Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Timothy A. Wonsik Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Meagan McLaughlin Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Carlane Passman Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Amy Darden Amos Seamstress
Costume & Make-Up Tom Cummins Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Parrish Kennington Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Adriane Bennett Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Lisa Magee Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Tracey Millar Set Costumer
Camera Jerry M. Jacob Camera Operator
Crew Jerry M. Jacob Second Unit Cinematographer
Camera Bela Trutz Steadicam Operator
Camera Murray Close Still Photographer
Lighting Bob Bates Gaffer
Lighting Vic Keatley Rigging Gaffer
Camera Greg Morris Additional Camera
Camera Michael Watson Additional Camera
Crew David K. Nami Special Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Teresa Berus Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Naline Amaral Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Henry Wan Visual Effects Coordinator
Crew Gershon Hinkson Visual Effects Editor
Crew Danny Singh Visual Effects Editor
Crew Craig Sheppard Visual Effects Editor
Visual Effects Lisa Beroud Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Jenne Guerra Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Nikos Kalaitzidis Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Kelly Port Visual Effects Supervisor
Sound David Levy ADR & Dubbing
Sound Marko A. Costanzo Foley
Sound Eric Milano Foley
Sound Dave Flynch Foley
Crew Lee Salevan Sound Recordist
Sound Paul Hsu Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Mike Prestwood Smith Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Paul Hsu Supervising Sound Editor
Editing Branka Mrkic Dialogue Editor
Costume & Make-Up Jules Holdren Hair Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Felicity Bowring Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Theraesa Rivers Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Melizah Anguiano Wheat Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Nikoletta Skarlatos Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Kris Evans Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Khanh Trance Wigmaker
Editing Peter Boychuk Digital Intermediate
Editing Staci Pontius First Assistant Editor
Production Debra Zane Casting
Production Meagan Lewis Casting
Art Randall D. Wilkins Set Designer