Filming has now begun on Roland Emmerich’s gay rights drama Stonewall, but according to Deadline he’s still adding to the cast with the news that Resurrection and Justified’s Matt Craven has signed on.
Jeremy Irvine, Caleb Landry Jones, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King star in the movie, which centre around Irvine’s Danny, a young man whose political awakening happens against the backdrop of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which have since become a touchstone for the gay rights struggle. Caleb Landry Jones will play an eccentric gay street hustler named Orphan Annie who at first resists then warms up to Danny and later participates in the Stonewall uprising.
Craven is gonna play a rather conflicted, as he’s Deputy Seymour Pine, the leader of the police force that raided the Stonewall Inn sparking the riots. He sympathises with the gay community but must carry out his duties, which in the 60s included arresting people just for being gay.
The film is currently shooting in Toronto, ahead of a release next year.