'Free State of Jones' film starts shooting in New Orleans

March 10, 2015 12:43 PM

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Set during the American Civil War, the epic action-drama is to star Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali. The film is being produced by Scott Stuber through his Blue Grass Films shingle, with Jon Kilik producing through his Jon Kilik Productions, and Ross producing through his Larger Than Life Productions.

The film is set for release in U.S. theaters March 11, 2016. It tells the story of "defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy," a synopsis said.

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