STX Entertainment has released a new trailer for the Civil War drama Free State of Jones. Matthew McConaughey stars as Newt Knight, a Southern farmer who defected from the Confederacy and led an armed rebellion against the Southern soldiers. Directed by Gary Ross, this new trailer is shorter, but it focuses more on the set pieces and the way Knight and his band of farmers and slaves managed to outwit a seemingly overpowering Confederacy. Curious that this is coming out in the summer, but it looks entertaining regardless. Free State of Jones opens June 24.
Disney has released the first trailer for the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. This is very much an announcement trailer as the only thing in the trailer is beautiful production design. There is a quick glimpse of Emma Watson as Bell, but this trailer is merely letting everyone know that it's coming next year. If they gave out awards for casting, this would win them all because director Bill Condon has assembled the perfect roster of actors to portray the characters first seen in the animated film in 1991. The cast includes Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellan as Cogsworth, Dan Stevens as Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts. Beauty and the Beast opens March 17, 2017.
Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for Sausage Party. The R-rated animated comedy stars Seth Rogen as a hotdog who after being purchased at the grocery store, believes he's going to paradise when in reality, he's going to the slaughterhouse. This new trailer features a few more jokes including some funny banter between Rogen and Kristen Wiig as a bun and I love the Saving Private Ryan parody featuring noodles and Oreos. Sausage Party opens August 12.