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First Photo: Matthew McConaughey In 'Free State Of Jones'

With 'Interstellar' behind him and 'The Sea Of Trees' set to be released later this year, Matthew McConaughey is already filming his next project, 'The Free State Of Jones', and the first official still has been unveiled from the project.

STX Entertainment released the still you see above, as well as, plot details about the Gary Ross-directed historical adaptation, which puts the Academy Award winner into the role of real life deserter Newton Knight. Set during the Civil War, 'The Free State Of Jones' tells the story of the defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. By banding together with other small farmers, and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight was able to launch an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to Rachel, a former slave, and his establishment of a mixed race community was unique to the post-war South.

McConaughey will have two lovely ladies by his side as Keri Russell is set to star as Newton's wife, Serena, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, one of last year's breakout stars, will play Newton's lover and eventual second wife, Rachel. The film is scheduled for release on March 11, 2016.

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