June 28, 2016  

Roland Emmerich to Direct Gay Rights Drama 'Stonewall' Starring Jeremy Irvine

April 10, 2014 (2:13 am) GMT
The 'White House Down' helmer will helm a film that recounts a 1969 police raid in a famous gathering place for gays and transgenders.

While pursuing "Independence Day" sequel, Roland Emmerich will direct "" with playing the lead role. It's a drama depicting a true-story event in 1969 that triggered off massive fights against homosexual oppression.

Scripted by Jon Robin Baitz, the film will revisit a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village which was known as a gathering place for gays and transgenders. It will center on a young man's political awakening in the backdrop of those riots.

Irvine made his breakthrough with his role in Steven Spielberg's "". He was last seen on the big screen in "". His next movies include "The Woman in Black: Angels of Death" and "".

Emmerich, meanwhile, last sat behind the lens for political action thriller "" starring and .

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kylie Jenner Asks Tyga to Move Back Into Her House
  2. Rihanna Is Unhappy Kanye West Put Her in Bed With Donald Trump and George W. Bush in 'Famous' Video
  3. Iggy Azalea Gets Thanked for 'Ruining Hip-Hop.' See Her Reaction
  4. Winona Ryder Defends Ex Johnny Depp Against Amber Heard's Abuse Allegations
  5. 'Star Trek Beyond' New Trailer: Captain Kirk Makes His Last Report
  6. Tyrese Gibson Confirms Return to 'Transformers: The Last Knight'
  7. Chris Brown Sued by Suge Knight Over 2014 Club Shooting. What's Breezy's Fault?
  8. Taylor Swift Tells Her Friends She's 'in Love' With Tom Hiddleston as Couple Enjoy Roman Holiday