Ron Perlman, Jonathan Rhys Meyers Join Roland Emmerich's Stonewall Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.03.2014
The gay rights drama begins production...
Ron Perlman, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Joey King have joined Roland Emmerich's new period drama Stonewall. Centropolis Entertainment has announced that production has begin on the film, with the three actors joining Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Caleb Landry Jones, Karl Glusman, Vlademir Alexis, and Alexandre Nachi among the cast.
Stonewall is a drama about a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement. Kicked out of his own home, young Danny Winters (Irvine) flees to NY, leaving behind his beloved sister (King). Homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the watering hole of the local drag queens, gays, lesbians, and everything in between: The Stonewall Inn. However, this shady, mafia-run club is far from a safe-haven. At the bar, Danny meets the suave Trevor (Meyers) before catching the eye of Ed Murphy (Perlman), Stonewall's repulsive manager who colludes with corrupt police, exploits homeless youth for financial gain, and is even suspected to have had a hand in some of their "disappearances."
It spirals out of control when the police unexpectedly raid Stonewall. In a storm of anger and with the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born.