PRODUCTION COMMENCES ON CENTROPOLIS ENTERTAINMENT’S
DIRECTED BY ROLAND EMMERICH
STARRING JEREMY IRVINE
JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS, RON PERLMAN & JOEY KING JOIN CAST
MONTREAL, Canada (June 3, 2014) – Principal photography has commenced on STONEWALL, directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Jeremy Irvine (War Horse). Actors Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Match Point, “The Tudors”) Ron Perlman (Hellboy), and Joey King (White House Down) have joined the cast, which also includes Jonny Beauchamp (How to Make It in America), Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class), and up-and-comers Karl Glusman, Vlademir Alexis, and Alexandre Nachi. Written by Jon Robin Baitz, STONEWALL is produced by Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman, Emmerich, and Carsten Lorenz; and executive producers are Kirstin Winkler, Adam Press and Michael Roban.
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 (Jeremy Irvine) flees to NY, leaving behind his beloved sister (Joey 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 (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) before catching the eye of Ed Murphy (Ron 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.
The STONEWALL creative team includes Director of Photography, Markus Förderer; Production Designer, Michelle Laliberté; Editor Dominique Fortin; and Costume Designer, Simonetta Mariano. The production films in and around Montreal, including Lachine and Howick, Quebec.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is represented by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Ron Perlman by Gersh Agency and KLWGN, and Joey King by Coast to Coast Talent Group and Industry Entertainment.
ABOUT CENTROPOLIS ENTERTAINMENT
Centropolis Entertainment is the film and television production company of international filmmakers, director/writer/producer Roland Emmerich, and his sister, producer Ute Emmerich. Since the company’s inception in 1985, its 25 films – including The Patriot, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012, Godzilla and Anonymous — have grossed over $3 billion worldwide.
Centropolis Entertainment is in development on several film and television projects. Those announced include: sequels to the blockbuster film, Independence Day; Emergence, a contemporary, science-based alien invasion story; Maya Lord, based on the historical novel about a shipwrecked man enslaved by a Mayan tribe; a six-hour television miniseries based on the life of T.E. Lawrence, also known as “Lawrence of Arabia”; an untitled action thriller set on an arctic dive ship; and the recently announced trilogy reimagining the Stargate universe, based on the 1994 hit film.
In addition to Roland and Ute Emmerich, the Centropolis Entertainment team includes Executive Vice President of Production, Kirstin Winkler; Director of Development, Aaron Boyd; and Production Executive, Marco Shepherd. For more information on the company, visit http://www.centropolis.com.