Indie mainstay Caleb Landry Jones is in talks to join the cast of Roland Emmerich’s 1960s set gay rights drama “Stonewall,” according to Deadline. Jeremy Irvine was set for the lead role earlier this month.
The historical, fact-based film will follow Irvine as a young man who gets caught up in the June 28, 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Hotel in New York City, “a venue that was a gathering place for gays and transgenders. It became the flashpoint for the gay rights movement, a galvanizing event that is considered a touchstone even today in the fight for equal rights for the gay and transgender population.” Irvine’s character will experience a political awakening in the midst of the upheaval. Jones will play a character named Orphan Annie, described as an eccentric gay hustler who’s cold to Irvine’s Danny at first, but warms up to him and later participates in the Stonewall protests.
Jones, who played Banshee in “X-Men: First Class,” is not reprising his role for “Days of Future Past” but has moved on to plenty more interesting projects, including the recently wrapped “Queen and Country,” John Boorman’s sequel to his 1987 drama “Hope and Glory.” He also starred in Brandon Cronenberg’s directorial debut “Antiviral” opposite Sarah Gadon and is currently filming the English language debut of Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo, an untitled coming of age tale opposite Dakota Fanning and Zoe Kravitz.
The last movie starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman has received a release date.
The widely respected Oscar-winning actor died last month from a fatal combination of heroin, cocaine and other drugs.
Hoffman filmed God’s Pocket before his death and was cast as the main character Mickey Scarpato.
The movie will hit theatres on May 9 and will be available on video demand on May 14, according to an article on Thursday by E! News.
God’s Pocket revolves around Hoffman’s character Mickey who tries to cover up the accidental death of his insane stepson Leon played by Caleb Landry Jones.
Hoffman’s character finds himself overwhelmed when the boy’s mother comes seeking answers.
The film was directed by 51-year-old Mad Men actor and director John Slattery who portrays Roger Sterling on the hit AMC show.
The drama also stars Christina Hendricks, John Turturro and Richard Jenkins.
The film’s release date was announced just over a month after Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment.
The Oscar winner for his work in the 2005 film Capote had been candid about his struggle with drug abuse.
He spent time in rehab at age 22 and again in 2013 after he resumed using heroin.
Hoffman was found on February 2 with a needle in his arm on the floor of his Manhattan apartment and police found nearly 50 packets of heroin at his home.
Hollywood stars including Cate Blanchett, Michelle Williams, Ethan Hawke, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, Mary-Louise Parker, Spike Lee and Justin Theroux attended his funeral.
A quartet of up and comers have joined Dakota Fanning in the English language debut of Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo, according to THR.
“Shameless” star Jeremy Allen White, Zoe Kravitz, Caleb Landry Jones and “Harry Potter”‘s Frank Dillane have rounded out the punk rock coming of age story. In the untitled film, Fanning will play Viena, “a roadie who’s on a journey of self-discovery and survival as part of a punk band’s convoy, traveling through America circa the 1980s.” Filming begins later this month in Nevada.
White plays genius but unmotivated Lip Gallagher on Showtime’s “Shameless,” now in its fourth season, and is attached to found footage thriller “Glimmer” with Dylan O’Brien. Kravitz will soon be seen as Shailene Woodley’s best friend in “Divergent” and has also wrapped “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Dillane, who played a young Voldemort in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” is currently filming Ron Howard’s “Heart of the Sea” with Chris Hemsworth. Jones, who played Banshee in “X-Men: First Class,” is not reprising his role for “Days of Future Past” but has moved on to plenty more interesting projects, including the recently wrapped “Queen and Country,” John Boorman’s sequel to his 1987 drama “Hope and Glory.”
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