Stonewall the movie, looks to be shaping up nicely after Caleb Landry Jones is apparently in talks to join the cast for Roland Emmerich’s gay history epic.

Caleb Landry Jones has apparently entered talks to join Jeremy Irvine in the gay historical drama Stonewall, which is to be directed by Independence Day director Roland Emmerich.

Caleb, who is most notable for his role in X-Men: First Class, will be playing, according to Deadline, an eccentric gay street hustler named Ophan Annie.

The Stonewall film will focus on a teenager, to be played by War Horse actor Jeremy Irvine, who moves to New York, and becomes politically awakened after the Stonewall riots, which happened as a bad lash against a police raid on the New York gay bar The Stonewall Inn, in June 1969.

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The Stonewall riots became known as a series of spontaneous protests, by the gay community, which often ended in violence. They are widely considered to be the beginning of the modern gay right’s movement.