Free State of Jones

Free State of Jones is anAmerican dramaticwar moviereleased in2016. The film takes place during theAmerican Civil War. It shows the adventures of anti-slavery deserters inJones County, Mississippi. It is inspired by historical and folkloric events, including the life ofNewton Knight, leader of anagrarianinsurrectional movementat the end of the American Civil War.

Synopsis

During the Civil War , Newton Knight witnesses the death of his nephew who drives him to desertion. Returned to Ellisville (Mississippi), he noted the injustices suffered by residents and slaves. These convergences will lead him in fight against the Confederates.

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Technical sheet

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  • Original title and french title: Free State of Jones
  • Quebec title: The free state of Jones
  • Director: Gary Ross
  • Scenario: Gary Ross
  • Director of Photography: Benoît Delhomme
  • Music: Nicholas Britell
  • Sets: Larry Dias
  • Costumes: Louise Frogley
  • Producers: Gary Ross, Scott Stuber and John Kilik
  • Budget: $ 50 million
  • Genre: Drama , War
  • Release date :
    •  Argentina :
    •  United States :
    •  France : September 14, 2016

Distribution

  • Matthew McConaughey VF : Bruno Choel , VQ : Daniel Picard ) : Newton Knight
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw VF : Fily Keita , VQ : Marie-Évelyne Lessard ) : Rachel Knight
  • Keri Russell VQ : Mélanie Laberge ) : Serena Knight
  • Mahershala Ali VF : Daniel Lobé , VQ : Widemir Normil ) : Moses Washington
  • Christopher Berry VF : Gérard Darier , VQ : Jacques Lussier ) : Jasper Collins
  • Sean Bridgers VQ : Claude Gagnon ) : Will Sumrall
  • Jacob Lofland VF : Martin Faliu , VQ : Nicolas Bacon ) : Daniel
 Source and legend : French version ( VF ) on RS Dubbing 1 ; Quebec version (VQ) on Doublage.qc.ca 2

Production

Development

On November 5, 2014, Deadline Hollywood announced that Matthew McConaughey would perform Newton Knight , and that Gary Ross would direct the film about the Civil War and the true story of Newton Knight, one of the leaders of the rebellion. STX Entertainment has announced that it is providing $ 20 million of the $ 65 million needed to produce the film, co-financed with IM Global, and that it will distribute it 3 .

Jon Kilik, Scott Stuber and Gary Ross were announced as producers of the movie 3 . On 6 June 2015, Gugu Mbatha-Raw was called to play the role of Rachel slave woman became the wife of Newton Knight 4 . Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali, meanwhile, joined the film’s cast on February 12, in which Keri was to play the first wife of Newton, Serena Knight, while Ali took the role of Moses Washington, a runaway slave who joined the rebellion led by Newton 5 .

Jacob Lofland , who plays the young soldier Daniel, finds Matthew McConaughey after playing alongside him in Mud: On the Banks of the Mississippi by Jeff Nichols.

Shooting

In February 2015, the website Project Casting was announced that filming would take place from February 23 to May 21 at the New Orleans and Lafayette in Louisiana 6 . The filming begins February 23 and the end date of filming has been postponed to 28 May 7 . On March 09, Adam Fogelson, president of STX Entertainment, announced the start of production of the film in New Orleans, as well as in surrounding areas. This announcement was accompanied by the publication of a first photo 8 . In May 2015, some shots were taken at Clinton in East Feliciana Parish Parish 9 .

Distribution

On February 25, 2015, STX Entertainment announced that the film would be released on March 11, 2016. It will compete with Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt and Warcraft 10 .

Box office

The film collects only 25 million in global revenue, with a budget of about 50 million 11 .

Notes and references

  • (In) This article is partially or entirely from the Wikipedia article in English entitled ” Free State of Jones (film) ” ( see the list of authors ) .
  1. ↑ ” VF dubbing sheet of the film ”  [ archive ] , on RS Dubbing (accessedFebruary 3, 2017 )
  2. ↑ ” Quebec dubbing sheet of the movie ”  [ archive ] , on Doublage.qc.ca (accessed on 3 February 2017 )
  3. ↑ a and b (en) Mike Fleming Jr. and Anita Busch, ” Matthew McConaughey & Gary Ross Mount Civil War Saga; Bob Simonds ‘STX In Talks To Finance ‘  [ archive ] , on deadline.com , (accessed on st June 2015 )
  4. ↑ (in) Jeff Sneider, ” Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Star Opposite Matthew McConaughey in Gary Ross’ ‘Free State of Jones’ (Exclusive) ”  [ archive ] , on thewrap.com , (accessed on st June 2015 )
  5. ↑ (in) Jeff Sneider, ” Keri Russell, Mahershala Ali Join Matthew McConaughey in ‘Free State of Jones’ (Exclusive) ”  [ archive ] , on thewrap.com, (accessed on st June 2015 )
  6. ↑ (in) Project Cast, ‘ ‘ Free State of Jones’ Starring Matthew McConaughey Open Casting Call ”  [ archive ] , on projectcasting.com ,(accessed on st June 2015 )
  7. ↑ (in) Christine, ” Mathew McConaughey begins filming ‘The Free State of Jones’ in Louisiana ”  [ archive ] , on onlocationvacations.com, (accessed on st June 2015 )
  8. ↑ (in) Max Evry, ” First Look at Matthew McConaughey in The Free State of Jones ”  [ archive ] , on comingsoon.net , (accessed onst June 2015 )
  9. ↑ (in) Stephanie Warren, ” Major motion picture to be filmed in Clinton ”  [ archive ] , on theadvocate.com , (accessed on st June 2015 )
  10. ↑ (in) Brent Lang, ” STX Entertainment dates Movies With Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, Jason Blum ”  [ archive ] , on variety.com, (accessed on st June 2015 )
  11. ↑ (in) Free State of Jones ”  [ archive ] , on Box Office Mojo

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