Free State of Jones (2016)

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.

  • Gary Ross
  • Gary Ross
  • Leonard Hartman
themoviedb icon 6.6/10
  • Release Date: 2016-06-24
  • Views: 214
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 139
  • Budget: $50,000,000
  • Revenue: $25,035,950

Joe Chrest

Amos Deason

Kylen Davis

Boy at Alice Hotel

Bill Tangradi

Lt. Barbour

Brad Carter

Lieutenant Barbour

Matthew McConaughey

Newton Knight

David Jensen


Wayne Pére

Col. Robert Lowry

Sam Malone

Edward James - Cotton Field Worker

Mattie Liptak

Stillman Coleman

Mahershala Ali

Moses Washington

Keri Russell

Serena Knight

Jane McNeill

Miss Ellie

Gary Grubbs

Prosecuting Attorney

Kurt Krause

Injured Soldier

Carlton Caudle

Confederate Color Guard

Matthew Lintz

Matthew Yates

Juan Gaspard

Confederate Soldier

Liza J. Bennett

Junie Lee

David Maldonado

Polling Station Clerk

Serenity Neil


Lara Grice

Mrs. Deason

Jim Klock

Farmer 1

Emily Bossak

Town Folk

P.J. Marshall


Thomas Francis Murphy

Col. McLemore

Will Beinbrink

Farmer 2

Troy Hogan


Cy Parks

Confederate Soldier

Lucy Faust

Second Woman / Yeoman Farmer
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