Release date: 30 September
Director: Gary Ross
Starring: Mahershala Ali,
Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey stars as Newton “Newt” Knight, a larger-than-life figure from the remote Piney Woods area of Mississippi, whose dedication to justice and equality inspired his popular rebellion against all odds and obstacles.
Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones.