Caleb Landry Jones is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming film Stonewall.

According to Deadline.com, the 24-year-old Jones (X-Men: First Class, Antiviral) is in negotiations to join director Roland Emmerich's upcoming gay rights saga.

Stonewall tells a fictional story about a young man's political awakening set against the backdrop of the early days of the modern gay rights movement. Historians often credit the June 28, 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village as a major flashpoint for the movement. While such raids at the time were common at gay bars, patrons on this night, many of whom were drag queens, resisted arrest.

Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) has signed on to play Danny, the film's protagonist. Jones is being considered to play the part of β€œan eccentric gay street hustler named Orphan Annie who at first resists then warms up to Danny and later participates in the Stonewall uprising.”

The film's screenplay is written by openly gay playwright-screenwriter Jon Robin Baitz, who is best know for creating the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters.

Emmerich is best known for big-budget action films like White House Down and Independence Day.