Caleb Landry Jones is in talks to join
the cast of the upcoming film Stonewall.
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
Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) has
signed on to play Danny, the film's protagonist. Jones is being
considered to play the part of “an 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.