Al Roker visits Matthew McConaughey, ‘Free State of Jones’ co-stars

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In the new film “Free State of Jones,” Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey plays a Confederate deserter who attempts to found an independent state in Mississippi at the height of the Civil War. TODAY’s Al Roker caught up with McConaughey, director Gary Ross and other stars of the film, inspired by a fascinating chapter of history. (Run time: 3:58)