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Rhys Meyers joins Stonewall film

Published 04/06/2014 | 11:37

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers has joined the cast of Stonewall

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is to star in gay rights movie Stonewall.

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The Tudors star has officially joined the cast of Roland Emmerich's film, which will focus on the 1969 police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, a mob-owned gay bar.

Ron Perlman and Joey King have also signed up.

The newcomers join War Horse star Jeremy Irvine, who plays a young man called Danny Winters, who is kicked out of home and flees to New York, leaving behind his beloved sister (Joey).

He then experiences a political awakening in the backdrop of the riots sparked by the raid.

Production has already started on Stonewall, which is expected to be released in 2016.

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