Free State of Jones is a riveting civil war drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Mahershala Ali, a runaway slave who helps lead a successful rebellion.
He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about his role in the film and why he was excited to stretch beyond his iconic role on House of Cards.
Why Free State isn’t your ordinary slave movie:
“One of the things that I responded to is that you never see Moses as a slave. You never see him on a plantation. You see him living on the swamps and participating with other black people for their own emancipation. You see a man who works to mobilize other African Americans and getting them registered to vote. That’s a story you don’t see.”
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