Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Photos: Behind the scene photos of Gugu filming The Free State of Jones

As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels against the Confederate army. Gugu plays Rachel Knight.

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. Opposed to both slavery and secession, Knight launched an uprising of poor white farmers that led Jones County, Mississippi to itself secede from the Confederacy, creating a "Free State of Jones." His relationship and post-war marriage to a former slave, Rachel Knight, effectively established the region's first mixed-race community. Knight, continued his fight into the post war period, resisting Klan activity through Reconstruction. His legendary rebellion distinguished Newt Knight as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.

1 comment:

  1. Those photos must have been taken during camera costume tests as she kept changing outfits. I read she did complain about spending 4 months in the swamp in a corset. So she must have been happy for the scenes where she was pregnant. A fake baby bump was probably a lot more comfortable than a corset!