Free State of Jones Gets Extended Trailer

STX Entertainment’s Civil War saga “Free State of Jones” picked a tough weekend to open.

Facing off against the “Independence Day” sequel, the still strong “Finding Dory,” the appealing looking “The Shallows,” and a bunch of high-profile limited releases like “The Neon Demon” and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” the Matthew McConaughey-led film has been struggling to get attention.

With just days to go, the company is trying to woo potential customers with Something new – a five-minute-plus clip in which Newt (McConaughey) tries to protect a teenage rebel soldier (Jacob LoFland) during a fierce battle from early in the film. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali also star in the film which opens Friday.