The Free State Of Jones – MovieRiding high off of his Academy Award winning role in the touching drama film Dallas Buyers Club and his critically lauded turn in the riveting HBO series True Detective, Hollywood’s man of the moment has set his sights on his next high profile project and a number of casting opportunities will soon be up for grabs in it. The Free State Of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey is gearing up to begin shooting and aspiring performers of all types can submit themselves for consideration for available roles today.The Free State Of Jones will star Mr. McConaughey (To Kill A Mockingbird, Dazed And Confused, The Lincoln Lawyer) in the true story of Newt Knight, one of the most unique figures in all of American history. Knight was a Southern farmer who led a band of fellow poor white farmers against the Confederacy. Standing against secession and slavery, Knight led his men of Jones County, Mississippi to separate and declarethemselves a “Free State Of Jones”. In addition to leading this historic uprising during the war, his efforts continued after the Union’s victory as he fought against Klan activity and married former slave Rachel, which began the roots of the nation’s first mixed race community. A truly fascinating man, Knight is also seen as one of the most divisive figures of The Civil War and just the kind of complex character that McConaughey can tackle like few others working today. Written and directed by 4-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (Pleasantville, The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit), The Free State Of Jones will feature rising star BAFTA Award nominee Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights, Touch, Belle), Golden Globe winner Keri Russell (The Americans, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Austenland), Mahershala Ali (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, House of Cards, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and a producing team of Mr. Ross, Scott Stuber (Safe House, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Identity Thief) and Academy Award nominee Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Foxcatcher).Casting calls for this based on a true story tale will be taking place soon and actors interested in submitting themselves for any and all available roles throughout production can send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be posting all audition updates as soon as they are released so keep checking back for updates and leave a message in the space below and tell us what you think of this new film and why you want to land a role alongside Matthew McConaughey in The Free State Of Jones.