Roland Emmerich’s attempt to go from disaster movie king to LGBT history storyteller officially has a release date: “Stonewall” will hit theaters September 25th via Roadside Attractions, almost certainly suggestive that it will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival first.
Written by Jon Robin Baitz, the film is set in and around the 1969 Stonewall riots, a milestone in the LGBT rights movement that many felt launched its modern era in the U.S. It stars Jeremy Irvine as a young gay man who is kicked out of his parents’ house and moves to New York, alongside Jonny Beauchamp, Caleb Landry Jones, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ron Perlman.
We’re definitely a little nervous about this one — but we’re going to give Emmerich the benefit of the doubt until we see it in just a few short months.
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