Roland Emmerich revisits the birth of Pride in Stonewall

Roland Emmerich is swapping out the action-packed spectacles that have defined his career to tell an intimate portrait of gay life during the 1960s in Stonewall. A fictionalised retelling of the infamous Stonewall Inn riots, the movie follows a small clutch of the New York City LGBT community as they rise up against a world that refuses to accept them.

Jeremy Irvine stars as Danny, a young gay man who uproots to the big city after struggling to find acceptance in his hometown. He is welcomed into the Greenwich Village gay community who introduce him to a world unlike any he's known. Little does he know that his activities would become part of a major event in human history. Check out the trailer below:

It's hard to believe that the film hails from Roland Emmerich, who's typically more at home blasting aliens than demonstrating the weightiness of true human drama. As a civil rights document, Stonewall arrives during a pivotal year for gay rights and bears all the hallmarks of a significant Hollywood big-hitter; heart-wrenching content and a likeable cast. Stonewall hits US theaters on September 25, with no as-yet confirmed UK release. Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Joey King co-star.

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Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.