A new film based on the 1969 Stonewall Riots has added some prolific talent to its line-up, including Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King have all signed on to appear in the film, simply titled Stonewall, which will zoom in on one man’s political awakening in the aftermath of the riots in Greenwich Village.
According to Deadline, Jeremy Irvine – the film’s lead character – “will befriend a group of street kids who introduce him to the pub of local drag queens, gays, lesbians and everything in between, the Mafia-run Stonewall Inn, where he meets Danny (played by 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 of their disappearances”.
An official release date for Stonewall is expected to be announced soon.
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