PROJECT: FREE STATE OF JONES

DIRECTOR/WRITER: GARY ROSS (Hunger Games and Seabiscuit)

“Free State of Jones” and we are now accepting general submissions for Background Actors. Please see the submission process below for this film.

STARRING: MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY

DATES: 2/23/2015 – 5/21/2015

SHOOTING LOCATIONS: NEW ORLEANS and LAFAYETTE

STORY LINE: Set during the Civil War, THE FREE STATE OF JONES tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers who didn’t own slaves and therefore didn’t have a stake in the war, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a “Free State of Jones.” Knight continued his fight into the post-war period, resisting Klan activity through Reconstruction. His relationship and post-war marriage to a former slave, Rachel Knight, effectively established the region’s first mixed-race community. His legendary rebellion distinguished Newt Knight as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War…

SUBMISSION NOTE: We will be asking our core Background Actors to stop all grooming from now until the shoot so we do ask you consider this commitment prior to submitting … please note if you cannot make such commitments. We will be bringing everyone in for a short meeting so that we can fully inform everyone of the commitment that will be needed for this film and to take new pictures

*** SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION: Please email us your submission at fsojcasting@gmail.com ***

INCLUDE IN SUBMISSION:
Current Picture – not hats, no sunglasses, no selfies/mirror pics
Wardrobe Sizes
Please note any tattoos and piercings
Please note any Military Experience
Please note any Horse Riding Experience

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