Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King have joined the cast of Roland Emmerich’s “Stonewall”. Filming has kicked off in and around Montreal.
Jon Robin Baitz penned the script about the 1969 police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village that became the flashpoint for the gay rights movement.
Jeremy Irvine plays a young man who flees to New York, where homeless and destitute he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the watering hole of the local drag queens, gays, and lesbians – the Mafia-run Stonewall Inn.
There he meets the sauve Danny (Meyers) but catches the eye of the Stonewall’s repulsive manager (Perlman) who colludes with corrupt police, exploits homeless youth for financial gain, and is even suspected to have had a hand in some ‘disappearances’. King will play the sister of Irvine’s character.
Jonny Beauchamp, Caleb Landry, Karl Glusman, Vlademir Alexis and Alexandre Nachi also star. Emmerich, Michael Fossat and Marc Frydman will produce.
Emmerich will shoot the film whist he continues prepping the next installment of the “Independence Day” franchise.