By Vikki Bynum
The movie “Free State of Jones” is heading toward production! Two exciting announcements appeared this past week. The first is a casting call for background actors that will take place in New Orleans, where filming is set to begin in late February. The second is that British actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw will play slave Rachel Knight opposite Matt McConaughey, who has been cast as guerrilla band leader Newt Knight. (for more on the casting of McConaughey, click here.)
NOTE: Want to know more about the history of Rachel Knight from an author who grew up listening to stories about her, and then researched and wrote up her findings? Just click here to read Yvonne Bivins’s three-part history of Rachel Knight.
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