Matthew McConaughey is harnessing is inner 90s Mel Gibson in the trailer for his latest film, Free State of Jones.
Written and directed by Gary Ross, Free State of Jones is an epic set during the Civil War and tells the story of a defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy.
Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating the Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.
The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, and Keri Russell.
Free State of Jones will be in theaters on May 13, 2016.