Jonathan Rhys Meyers Joins Stonewall

Ron Perlman also aboard Roland Emmerich's latest


by James White |
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The cameras are now rolling on Roland Emmerich’s latest, the true-life gay rights drama Stonewall, and the director has announced another batch of cast members. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King are all aboard{ =nofollow}.

Jeremy Irvine is starring in the film as Danny Winters, who flees to New York in the 1960s and leaves behind his devoted sister (King). Homeless and penniless, he makes friends with a group of street kids who introduce him to the Stonewall Inn, a hangout for the local LGBT community. There, Danny catches the eye of the suave Trevor (Rhys Meyers) and also attracts interest from the joint’s manager, Ed Murphy (Perlman).

Ed’s a shady type who colludes with corrupt cops, exploits the homeless like Danny and is even suspected of having some of them vanish from the streets, never to be seen again. When the police unexpectedly raid the inn, events spiral out of control and a movement for equality is born from the chaos.

Caleb Landry Jones and Jonny Beauchamp are also part of the cast for the film, which has yet to announced a release date. Rhys Meyers, last seen in The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, is expected to return for its sequel, City Of Ashes. He’s also attached to The Secret Scripture and London Town. Perlman has several projects on the go, including Moonwalkers, **Skin Trade **and the animated adventure Book Of Life, which is due out on October 24. King’s next release is Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here, out September 19.

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