The first official trailer has just dropped for the Matthew McConaughey led, Civil War period drama Free State of Jones:

Love the look of this movie, and with a whole lot of action, drama, and the Civil War setting, Free State of Jones looks to be a contender for the awards season in 2017.  Matthew McConaughey is at the peak of his acting career at the moment, unloading hit after hit, and this looks to be no different.

Here’s the official synopsis

Written and directed by four-time Oscar® nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and starring Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey, Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of 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 a Free State of Jones.
Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.

FREE STATE OF JONES opens in Australia May 13, 2016